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FG threaten to sanction discos promoting meters

The Federal Authorities has threatened to sanction any electrical energy distribution firm or its representatives promoting meters to Nigerians

The Particular Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Mr Ahmed Zakari, issued the warning at a stakeholders’ engagement on electrical energy tariff, organised by the FGN/NLC-TUC Advert-hoc Committee.

Zakari mentioned, “We’ve got made it clear by means of the regulator’s direct order in addition to the intervention from the Ministry of Energy that these meters are to be offered to Nigerians for gratis.

“Even for meters that can be paid for by means of the MAP, there’s a directive from the regulator to the discos that they should discover a technique to reimburse residents over time.

“If we discover any disco or its representatives promoting these meters or exploiting Nigerians, they are going to be sanctioned .”

She added that the presidential directive states that meters be made obtainable to Nigeria freed from cost.