A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

PHCN says pre-paid meters ready for distribution

14 October 2012, Sweetcrude, AWKA – MR Frank Nwachukwu, the Public Relations Officer of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, in Anambra State, has said that pre-paid meters would soon be distributed to rural dwellers in the state.

Nwachukwu said in Awka on Friday said that the meters would ensure even distribution of electricity.

He said the company had earlier created awareness to rural dwellers in the state on the workings of pre-paid meters which had replaced the former one.

“We are also embracing the new technology, hence taking the functionality of the PHCN to a standard level where supply of electricity would be made easy and safe for both literate and illiterate members of the society,’’ Nwachukwu said.

He called on all rural dwellers in the state to visit any of the PHCN offices in their locality to pick up the registration form for the distribution of the meter when in stock.

Nwachukwu said plans for the distribution were almost concluded and that it would be given to those who filled the form.

He said the process was free of charge as well as the meter itself.

He said electricity supply was one of the cardinal points of the present administration.

Nwachukwu assured the people that proper and unbiased distribution of the meter would be done, adding that people should always protect PHCN equipment in their areas.

He said that vandalism of PHCN equipment was not in the interest of any person and urged them to shun such act and report to the police any suspect in their area.

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