By Paul Dada
President Muhammadu Buhari maintains that the Federal Government is committed to ending estimated billing in Nigeria .
Buhari reiterated this in
a series of tweets. “ 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 programme will be sourced from local manufacturers and in -country stock , to create jobs.
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“We are committed to ending estimated billing in all forms in Nigeria , and ensuring that Nigerians pay only for the electricity they consume,” Buhari wrote.