Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:56 am
The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has commenced installation of its newly-procured pre-paid meters for customers in Kano as part of efforts to “bridge the metering gaps in the franchise area’’.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the company, Malam Mohammed Kandi, and issued to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the Managing Director of the company, Dr Jamilu Gwamna, disclosed this at the closing ceremony of a three-day training programme for staff of the company.
It said the effort was geared toward bringing to an end the estimated billing system.
“With the deployment of the new meters, our customers may not have any reason to complain of high bills anymore.
“The company will be able to secure its revenue collection using the smart meters.
“All things being equal, we should be able to complete the installation of these first sets of pre-paid meters in less than three months,’’ the statement said.
It also said that about 75 staff drawn from all the company’s Business Units and the Head Office received the training on meter installation.
“Each trainee will install an average of 16 single and three phase meters daily which will bring the total number of meters to be installed to 28, 800 in a month,” the statement said.