By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The first phase of mass meters deployment currently being executed by Kaduna Electric will take six weeks to be completed, the company has assured.
Speaking at the inspection of the meters installation exercise in Doka area of Kaduna, Head of Energy Metering and New connection of Kaduna Electric, Engineer Aliyu Abbas Abdullahi, revealed that “the meters’ deployment programme was going on simultaneously in Kaduna, Kebbi and Sokoto States.”
He said at the occasion over the weekend that “the exercise will [also] be launched in Zamfara State before the end of the year.”
Mr Abdullahi urged customers to embrace the new smart meters which will replace the old ones at customers’ homes saying the smart meters allows for ease of use as customers can recharge their meters even in the comfort of their bedrooms.
He disclosed that Kaduna, Sokoto and Kebbi States have been allocated 20,000; 18,000 and 12,000 smart meters respectively in the first phase of the programme and appealed to electricity users in the company’s franchise area to be patient and cooperate with the meters installers “as a well-articulated plan has been put in place to ensure the success of the programme”.
He also called on the general public to avail themselves with the audio-visual demonstration on how to make effective use of the new smart meters already posted on the company’s web site.
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