The Management of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), has cautioned its clients against making payments for installation of prepaid meters.
It said customers within its network coverage in Bauchi, Gombe, Benue and Plateau should not make any form of payment for the installation as it was absolutely free of charges.
Nasir Faskari, the Meter Asset Provider, MAP, desk officer, JEDC franchise area, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Jos.
Mr Faskari urged customers to report any of its personnel who asked for fees for installation of the prepaid meter.
He further said the process of acquiring a meter with the company, entailed the opening of an account to register the client’s details.
“The procedure for acquiring meters doesn’t exceed 24 hours and it’s also free of charges.”
According to him, the client is meant to have the form filled, stamped by a licensed electrical contractor who wired the house to certify that the wiring of the house or structure is up to standard.
He pointed out that after the acquisition of the account with the company, the client is to subscribe to the Meter Asset Provider, MAP, a programme initiated by the Federal Government for customers that wanted to acquire meters.
The officer said that a customer obtaining a single- phased meter would pay N 88,000 only, while a customer acquiring a three -phased meter was expected to pay N154,000 only.