El-Rufai proposes stringent measures for electricity sector

… says every household should have meter

Former governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday, proposed stringent measures in the electricity sector to help boost power supply.

El-Rufai, a ministerial nominee, said the measure would include a hardline stance against those that bypass metering in the country.

He stated this during the screening of ministerial nominees submitted to the Senate by President Bola Tinubu on Thursday last week.

El-Rufai said the electricity supply situation in Nigeria has defied every government in the past 60 years.

He said, “Metering is a big issue. A lot of progress has been made by some of the Distribution Companies (Discos).

“In the last three or four years, with the support of the CBN and the World Bank, every household should have been metered, and every business should be metered.

“Estimated billings are not acceptable. But in addition, Nigeria must take a hard stance against those who steal electricity.

“Those that get electricity by diverting cables; not paying, we must take a hardline stance against it if this sector is to work.”

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