Buhari committed to ending estimated billing
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President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his commitment to putting an end to estimated billing in the country.
The President made this statement in a tweet on his Twitter handle @MBuhari on Wednesday stating that the deployment of meters is already in progress in a few states.
“Under the first phase of the Presidential Mass Metering Initiative, we are making funding immediately available for DisCos to roll out 1,000,000 Meters in the first phase, at no cost to consumers. Deployment has already started in parts of Kano, Kaduna, Lagos and Abuja.
“Future phases of this Metering Initiative will help us fully meet the 6.5 million deficit of meters nationwide, and will impact an estimated 30 million consumers. All meters under this program will be sourced from local manufacturers and in-country stock, to create jobs.
“We are committed to ending estimated billing in all forms in Nigeria, and ensuring that Nigerians pay only for the electricity they consume.