GAPS IN METERS SUPPLY:ESTIMATED ELECTRICITY BILLINGS WILL CONTINUE FOR SOME TIME, SAYS AEDC SPOKESMAN
The General Manager, Corporate Communications of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company AEDC , Oyebode Fadipe says some electricity consumers will remain on estimated billings for some time due to shortfall in meters supply.
Oyebode Fadipe told the anti-corruption programme, Public Conscience on Radio that despite hiccups, customers should be rest assured that the metering process is now a lot easier with vigour to boost supply.
Fadipe said the AEDC is committed to discharging its duties to electricity consumers but was quick to state that customers should for their part, perform duties they owe the DISCOs.
He claimed that the company was now going from doorstep to doorstep to give meters to those who had undertaken the necessary procedures for getting the gadgets.
The AEDC Spokesman admitted that the huge gaps in the metering system have created rooms for abuse, including consumers who steal electricity through illegal connections.
Some callers on the programme however had complaints that negated a comment by Fadipe who said that AEDC was losing money through the estimated billing method.
Callers asserted that the opposite was the case and accused the AEDC of delivering bills that rose by geometric proportions.
Another guest on the programme. Kunle Olubiyo admitted that there were cases of scam in the metering process but applauded a case at his hometown Kabba where a planned protest by his community eventually presented an opportunity for dialogue with the relevant DISCO.
Public Conscience On Radio is a weekly syndicated program many Radio stations across Nigeria by the Progressive Impact Organisation For Community Development, PRIMORG with support from the Macarthur Foundation.