Provide meters for Nigerians before tariff increment – APC chieftain tells IBEDC, others


A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Ambassador Abayomi Nurain Mumuni has enjoined the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, and other electricity distribution companies to provide meters for Nigerians before they embark on tariff increment.

Mumuni noted that an increment of tariff on services not rendered by distribution companies will be another way to defraud Nigerians.

Mumuni who was the gubernatorial candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change, CPC, in Lagos State in 2011 made these declarations via a statement on Tuesday.

Our correspondent gathered that electricity distribution companies across the country have increased their tariff.

However, the APC chieftain, noted that the government should ensure that these distribution companies provide meters to their customers before the increment of tariff.

Mumuni in the statement signed by his Media Aide, Rasheed Abubakar, added that an increment of tariff without functional meters may result in a big crisis considering the situation of poverty hitting deeper on the citizens.

“Government should ensure metering to every nook and cranny of Nigeria before embarking on escalating the tariffs. We should be more sensible when it comes to activation on certain aspects, especially when it has to do with ourselves as a citizen.

“Increasing tariff on the services not rendered with malfunctioning meters that reflect fraud will add to the problems faced by Nigerians.

“We should be more sincere with ourselves in Nigeria, we have read commentaries, we have had from some of the failed Ministers that claimed to fix the power supply of our country in a few months. It lies upon lies, they failed woefully, especially Buhari’s Ministers who are a bunch of failures.

“The government should consider the metering distribution first before going into tariff increment, this will be more sensible. Otherwise, it may result in a big crisis considering the situation of poverty hitting deeper on the citizens”

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