Felix Ofulue, Head, Corporate Communications, IE, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ikeja.
Mr Ofulue told NAN that the figure indicated that the company provided meter for over 99 per cent of its 106,701 customers scheduled for metering under the phase zero of the NMMP.
He said: “We have so far metered 105,000 customers under the NMMP and we are appealing to others yet to get their meters to be patient.
“The process of installing prepaid meters is ongoing and have not been discontinued as being insinuated by some persons.
“We are anticipating that the Phase One of the NMMP will begin soon which will give us opportunity to meter more customers.
“Our vision at Ikeja Electric is for all customers to be metered as quickly as possible and those yet to be metered will definitely be metered.”
Mr Ofulue, however, advised customers to desist from energy theft through the bypass of their prepaid meters.
He said the company would deal with anybody caught engaged in the act according to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) regulations.
Mr Ofulue also appealed to the customers to help the DisCo protect its electrical installations from vandals and energy thieves through its recently inaugurated whistleblower programme.
NAN reports that the federal government had on Oct. 30,2020 flagged off the phase zero of the NMMP targeting to meter one million electricity customers nationwide.
The programme is aimed at meeting the target of closing the metering gap in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry by December 2021.
It would assist in reducing collection losses, while at the same time increasing financial flows to achieve 100 per cent market remittance obligation of the DisCos.
Part of the objectives also includes the elimination of arbitrary estimated billing, improving network monitoring capability and provision of data for market administration and investment decision-making.
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