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Lagos community commends Ikeja Electric on meter roll out



Lagos community commends Ikeja Electric on meter roll out

…as Disco cautions against meter bypass


In an apparent reaction to the ongoing metering exercise across its network, customers have commended Ikeja Electric Plc for redeeming its promise to bridge the metering gap, while also expressing delight at the improvement in supply within its area of coverage. Chairman of Shomolu Community Development Committee (CDC), Mr. Oduguwa Adedapo, who spoke in this regard, commended the company for the massive deployment of meters to Shomolu and environs while noting that the exercise is a laudable achievement. The CDC chairman further urged IE to ensure that all the houses in the environs are provided with prepaid meters. “While commending the company, I also want to advise the company to ensure that migration of customers to the prepayment metering is made a lot easier by looking into the contentious issues relating to outstanding electricity bills.

“This will enable customers migrate immediately to recharge after exhausting the initial token in the meter,” he said. In a similar vein, the President of the Co-operative Society of the Association of Printers in Shomolu, Chief Babajide Mark Anthony, said the association was ready to cooperate with IE to ensure smooth operation.

He advised the Disco to fasttrack the installation of meters and attend to minor complaints on time in order to build more trust and instill confidence in its customers. While reacting to the remarks, IE’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mr. Felix Ofulue, reiterated IE’s position to sustain the metering exercise in an equitable manner such that all category of customers in IE’s network that are yet to be metered will definitely benefit from the roll out plan. He expressed concerns about the trend of asset compromise being witnessed in some of the areas that have already been metered.

He added: “Our records reveal that a lot of customers who were recently metered, especially in Shomolu and environs have not vended or purchased units on their meters, several weeks after exhausting the initial token. “Typically, this is the process that should follow after the complimentary units on the prepaid meter have been exhausted. This is worrisome.”

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