Group urges FG to break meter ownership monopoly

By Energy Worth with Agency Report

The Electricity Meters Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (EMMAN), on Monday, in Lagos, appealed to the Federal Government to break the monopoly of distribution companies in the sale of meters to electricity consumers.

The Executive Secretary of EMMAN, Mr Muyideen Ibrahim, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said it would go a long way in addressing the challenges with estimated billings.

According to Ibrahim, breaking the monopoly will enable electricity consumers procure and own meters directly. He said that it would also address complaints over estimated billing and outrageous billing from the distribution companies.

Ibrahim said that the association had always advocated that government should liberalise the metering arm of the power sector so that everybody could have access to meters.