IBEDC Promises Customers Free Analogue to Digital Meter Upgrade

Electricity consumers have called on Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, to make prepaid metres available for the company to generate more funds.

They made the call at a public hearing tagged “Investment towards Improvement of Power Supply and the Quality Service in the Electricity Supply Industry” organized by Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, held at Jogor Centre, Liberty Road Ibadan. 

Some of the customers who attended the event, Mr. Adebayo Adegbite, Mr. Abiodun Bamigboye and Princess Adedolapo Odugade frowned at proposed tariff increase by the IBEDC, adding that provision of prepaid metre would protect the consumers from estimated billing and extortion.

Reacting, IBEDC Chief Operating Officer, Engineer John Ayodele said as from next week there would be a change from analogue to digital metering for the optimal performance free of charge.

He stressed that it was the responsibility of the company to produce transformers for the community, urging them to safeguard the company’s property.

Earlier in an address, NERC Commissioner for Energy, Mr. Musiliu Oseni, said the programme was aimed at reviewing electricity market structure.

Olukemi Akintunde

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