SOME customers in the Lasisi Osoja area of Lagos, under the Idimu Business Unit of Ikeja Electric have commended the company for providing them with pre-paid meters, reports Niyibiti
A residence at 32, Lasisi Osoja Street, in Idimu, Mr. John Familugba, said: “The amazing thing about the scheme is that we were not made to pay anything to be metered, which is new to me since I came to Lagos. The new pre-paid meter is better than the previously distributed ones. For the new meters, we pay for what is used, whether there is power supply or not.
“Prior to this time, I had called the distribution companies 419 because of the manner in which they extorted us. But with the present development, we pay for what we use.”
The company’s spokesman, Mr. Felix Ofulue, said the metering process was a continued one, adding that the new smart meters were free.
He also said that in some cases where the technicians discovered that the cables used in connecting to the mains are not appropriate, they were replaced without charging the customers.
“We will not stop metering as we owe that to our customers despite current challenge in foreign exchange.
“At the moment, we are metering Governor Road, Idimu, Ikeja GRA, Sam Sonibare Estate Ikeja and Amuwo- Odofin. It is a continuous process and we will not stop pending all customers across our network are metered.”