The Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) has been instructed by the Federal Government to resume the Metre Assets Providers (MAP) programme,
recently slowed down by the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP).
According to the Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Garuba Sanusi, last week Phase 1 of the Federal Government’s NMMP was billed to begin in August, and as a result, DisCos had been ordered to resume and speed up on the MAP.
“By the end of August, metres from local manufacturers will be deployed by the DisCos. As a result, DisCos have been ordered to re-open the MAP, and customers are advised to take advantage of the window to purchase theirs if they cannot wait for the free metres,” he said.
He revealed that 45 local metre manufacturers were currently jostling to be signed under FG’s metre providers’ programme.
Sanusi further said that bids had already been submitted by the 45 manufacturers and the selection process had begun.
“Names of winners of the bid rounds will be announced as soon as the process is completed,” he added.