The Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JED) said it would install over 40,000 prepaid meters across Plateau, Benue, Gombe and Bauchi states in the next three months.
The Managing Director of the company, Mohammed Modibbo disclosed this at a press conference on Thursday in Jos.
Modibbo said the Company has, since inception, distributed over 26,000 prepared meters across its franchise areas.
“You will recall that, customers complained over the efficacy of our prepared meters and in April this year, the Nigerian Electricity Management Service Agency (NEMSA) asked us to suspend the metering activities.
“In August, the agency certified our meters and gave us the go ahead to install them for our customers.
“So, at the moment, we have 40,000 prepaid meters that we shall install for our customers in the next three months across our states of franchise,’’ he said.
The Managing Director cautioned against electricity theft through by-passing of meters stressing that such act amounted to economic sabotage.
“By-passing of meter is a criminal offence and anyone caught will be made to face the full wrath of the law,’’ he said.
He urged customers who were not on prepaid meters to pay their electricity bills as and when due because the Company would embark on aggressive disconnection of defaulters.
Modibbo urged electricity consumers to cooperate and support the company in its bid to deliver quality and efficient services.