By EZEKIEL DONTINNA
THE Jos Electricity Distribution PLC (JED) in Jos, supplying Bauchi, Gombe, Benue and Plateau State, has, in line with the metering target of 100%, called on its customers to key into the metering asset provider roadmap which would commence on the 10th of December, 2019.
The Head, Marketing Coordination, Aliyu Abba Aminu, made the call yesterday while on a courtesy visit to the Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Dan Manjang’s office at the J.D Gomwalk Secretariat, Jos, the state capital.
He said, “When we have metres, we are going to move away from the era of estimated bills and all that because people are crying about estimate bills. If you have your own metre, just the way we buy credit to load on our phones, so shall it be when you buy metre to manage the level of consumption. That is on the pipeline.
“This is one aspect that we will be liaising with your ministry to help us communicate to the public on what the programme is all about. We are asking each and every customer to come and key in when you need a metre by registering so that, by the time the metre are ready then, you make payment.
“The metres are going to be provided by a third party and not JED directly, but the payment is going to be made into an account, you don’t have to pay any of our staff money to obtain metre. There are processes and hopefully by 10th of this month, we are going to roll out the new metering programme. For one phase is about thirty-seven thousand and for three phases is sixty to seventy thousand” he disclosed.
Aminu, thanked the present administration for creating an enabling environment for them to strive as an organization and appealed for synergy with the government to deliver service to the people saying, “this government has shown us that this a place to stay”.
Responding, the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Dan-Manjang, promised to partner with them, but advised them to look in the tariff and review it and they look forward to adequate power supply and metering because, without light, which is the life-line of businesses, the purpose would be forfeited.