Kaduna Electric and the four Meter Assets Providers approved for the Company have restated their commitment to supply 435,000 energy meters to electricity users in its four franchise states in 30 months.
This affirmation followed a tripartite meeting between officials of Kaduna Electric, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and representatives of the four Meter Assets Providers operating within the Company’s franchise states.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Kaduna Electric, Engr. Garba Haruna, who was represented by the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer, Malam Lawal Lawal, assured the Regulatory Commission of the unwavering commitment of the parties to ensure the deployment of the meters within the stipulated time.
“Although full mass deployment has not commenced yet, we have agreed with the MAPs on full deployment plan to commence from January 2020 and we hope to meet the deadline,” he said.
He also disclosed that in line with the order of the Commission, Kaduna Electric has given the MAPs full access to the Company’s data base to enable them monitor and track all payments made by beneficiaries of the scheme.
Leader of the NERC team, Alhaji Muhammad Umar, said, “the essence of the meeting is to review the performance of the scheme in Kaduna Disco, what has happened so far, what is happening and what are the challenges.”
He called on both the Disco and the MAPs to step up their games as the scheme is already six months old, stressing that the Commission is always ready to intervene if there is any bottleneck hindering the smooth and effective implementation of the scheme.
The Meter Assets Providers that attended the meeting were Engr. Goke Ajayi representing Cresthill Engineering, Mr. Luke Anyachie of Holey Metering, Adeoti Olalade representing Mojec International and Arinze Izukanne representing Integrated Power.