Mass metering, an initiative of the federal government to reduce the impact of hike in electricity tariff, is set to commence in Oyo state this month.

This is contained in a statement by the chief operating officer of Ibadan electricity distribution company, IBEDC, Engineer John Ayodele.

The statement says distribution will be free and help to eliminate estimated billing.

In the meantime, Radio Nigeria Ibadan, has a chat with the lead media relations officer of IBEDC, Mrs. Busolami Tunwase who explained that the distribution would kick off with of one hundred thousand metres to residents of Oyo state.

Mrs. Tunwase noted that the distribution to residents of the state would take effect once IBEDC sorted out the modalities for the exercise.
It would be recalled that in august this year president Muhammadu Buhari mandated for operators of the power sector to ensure that consumers of electricity in the country were supplied with meters.
The distribution had already commenced in Lagos, Kaduna and Kano, where about six million meters are expected to be given out in the next 18 to 36 months.

Olukemi Akintunde


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