The Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has called on Electricity Distribution Companies in the country to patronise indigenous manufacturers of energy meters in order to support local industries.
A press statement by the Head, Corporate Communications of Kaduna Electric, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, revealed that the Senator made the charge Thursday in Kaduna during the Committee’s oversight duties to Kaduna Electric.
He stressed that electricity distribution companies must key into the on-going efforts to turn around the nation’s industrial sector.
According to the Legislator, the current wide spread complaints about metering would be drastically reduced if the distribution companies sourced their meters locally.
“Sourcing meters locally will fasten the Discos’ meter deployment processes, support our industries, grow the economy and above all, lessen the present foreign exchange challenges”, Senator Abaribe contended.
Abaribe also commended the management of Kaduna Electric for the efforts made so far by the Company to improve on its operations.