The Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) management has cautioned customers not to pay for prepaid meter installations within its network coverage in Bauchi, Gombe, Benue, and Plateau States, as the service is provided free of charge.
Mr. Nasir Faskari, the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) desk officer for JEDC’s franchise area, emphasized that acquiring a meter involves opening an account to register client details, a process that takes less than 24 hours and is cost-free, a media outlet in the region reports.
To ensure transparency, customers are required to have a form filled and stamped by a licensed electrical contractor certifying the wiring standards of their premises before proceeding to subscribe to the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) program initiated by the Nigerian Government.
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The cost for a single-phased meter is N88,000, while a three-phased meter costs N154,000. JEDC aims to promptly provide prepaid meters within three days of payment as they are readily available.
Regarding payment, he explained that the company compensates customers through free energy tokens monthly until the total cost of N88,000 or N154,000 is covered.
In case of any defects within the warranty period of 10 to 12 years, Faskari said JEDC would ensure immediate replacement of faulty meters or vending monitors at no extra cost to the customer.