By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Kaduna Electric has began implementing the Federal Government’s National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP) in some parts of Kaduna.
It will be recalled that the NMMP was launched in October and November last year in Kaduna and Birnin Kebbi respectively.
80,000 meters were allocated to Kaduna Electric by the Federal Government under Phase Zero of the programme which are to be deployed in the four franchise states of the company.
A statement by Kaduna Electric’s Head of Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, said meter deployment has started at MPH Estate, Millennium City and High Cost, Barnawa in Kaduna.
He said arrangements have been concluded with the Meter Asset Providers that will be working with Kaduna Electric to ensure all allocated meters are installed before the end of March.
He urged customers who have had the meters installed in their premises to avoid bypassing or tampering with them as a stiff penalty awaits perpetrators.
He added that the meters are free and no money is required from customers for installation.