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Tuesday 11 October 2016

Minister Kicks off Distribution of 50,000 Pre-paid Meters

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Raji Fashola, alongside Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Monday inaugurated 50,000 pre-paid meters purchased by the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) for distribution to customers within Sokoto State.
At the event held at the premises of the State Independent Power Project (IPP), Tambuwal said the new pre-paid meters would curb the menace of the usually controversial estimated billing system.
The governor said the new pre-paid meter would make for more prudent use of power by the residents.

According to him, the pre-paid meters billing system is efficient and reliable, and advised the distribution company to roll it out across the state.
On efforts by his administration to boost power supply in Sokoto, Tambuwal said 172 transformers have been purchased for installation to boost power supply across the state.
He said, “The state government’s IPP will also soon come on stream, in partnership with KAEDCO.’’
Tambuwal further said that the state government was undertaking myriad of interventions to augment power supply to the state.
He disclosed that the state government was collaborating with the Nigeria Energy Support Programme,to tap the abundant renewable energy sources in the state.

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