Federal government of Nigeria has disclosed it will sanction any officials of electricity distribution companies (DisCos) who sell prepaid meters to consumers.
This was stated by Ahmed Zakari, special adviser to President Buhari on infrastructure at a stakeholders’ meeting on Wednesday December 2. According to him, the prepaid meters are meant to be provided to consumers at no cost.
“We have made it clear through the regulator’s direct order as well as the intervention from the ministry of power that these meters are to be provided to Nigerians at no cost.
“Even for meters that will be paid for through the MAP, there is a directive from the regulator to the discos that they need to find a way to reimburse citizens over time.
“If we find any disco or its representatives selling these meters or exploiting Nigerians to be able to get them, we will sanction such DisCo.
“Though it is our belief that everyone will be obliged to do the right thing, we will still be vigilant and monitor developments.”