The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has asked customers in its franchise area to desist from by-passing their electricity meters in order to enable the company render better services to them.
The call was made by the company’s regional manager, Hauwa Kulu-Muhammad, while speaking at the customer consultative forum for new tariff in Abuja, where she also urged customers to ensure prompt payment of their electricity bills.
Muhammad, who maintained that the company is determined to provide all its customers with meters over the next two years, said, “It is part of our corporate responsibilities; we are looking at how possible it is to supply meters to all the customers in our franchise in the next two years.
“We expect them to be paying their bills as and at when they are due, and not to by-pass meters but as a matter of importance protect installations on their properties as the company is also expecting a better business as we give priority to our customers.”
She also explained that the company which didn’t have a cost reflective tariff for a long time can now serve its customers better with the new tariff now in place even as the generation companies can produce more as they too will be able to pay the gas suppliers. On vandalism, she said that though the federal government has given the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) the mandate to protect all the installations, the host communities can as well help in ensuring the safety of such installations.