Ovie Omo-Agege, the Deputy Senate President, has said that the federal government is committed to ending the era of estimated electricity billing in Nigeria, citing the government’s mass metering programme.
The Senator disclosed this at the breaking ceremony of the Power Sub-Station in Orogun constructed by Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) and National Integrated Power Project (NIPP), Ughellli North Local Government Area of Delta, on Saturday.
What the Senator said about ending mass metering ?
I remind the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) of its responsibilities to customers and the government in relation to the Federal Government’s mass metering programme, which aims to put an end to the era of estimated billing,” he said.
“President Muhammadu Buhari and members of the National Assembly want it that way. You pay for the energy you use all over the world. The government’s only responsibility is to create the conditions for it to be made available, according to Omo-Agege.
He disclosed that the Federal Government will introduce more power-related policies when the implementation of the 2021 budget begins, as the FG is committed to increasing economic productivity through power.
“The objective has been to ensure that the number of people who use modern energy should increase to reduce social cost than to increase social benefits.
The establishment of this power sub-station is one of the several initiatives of this administration aimed at addressing the energy poverty in our nation,” he added.
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TrueTalkNews reported in March that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disbursed N123.34 billion to Distribution Companies (DisCos) to boost electricity supply in the country for the procurement of meters and other equipment needed to improve power.
CBN disbursed N33.45 billion to nine DisCos for the procurement of 605,852 meters, while N89.89 billion was disbursed under the Nigerian Electricity Market Stabilisation Facility (NEMSF 2) to 11 DisCos to improve electricity supply in the country.