28 March 2016, Abuja — The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, said it has issued a notice to the 11 Distribution companies (Discos) to furnish the commission with information of the metered customers for validation. The acting Chairman, Dr. Anthony Akak in an interview yesterday said the commission has sent a notice on that to the Discos and would expect them to provide details of customers being metered in one month.
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, said it is looking for vendors for meter installation. In a publication this week, Abuja Disco said it has 400,000 customers connected to its network of which 50% (200,000) are unmetered customers.
Meanwhile, a statement from AEDC’s spokesman, Ahmed Shekarau has said its offices will remain open during the holidays to respond to faults and customers’ complaints.
*Simon E Sunday and Helen Abah – Daily Trust