House of Reps laud Jos Disco over metering programme

The House of Representatives Committee on Power and Privatisation has commended Jos Disco on its customers enumeration and metering programmes. The committee made the commendation during a two days routine visitation to the company.

Speaking at the occasion, the committee chairman, Shadimu Mutiu, said the committee on Privatization and Commercialisation was impressed by the metering and customers enumeration programmes of Jos Electricity Distribution PLC.

According to him, “Jos Disco is surprisingly doing better than other Discos in the country despite the numerous challenges in the business environment, adding " I must also commend their efforts in the current enumeration exercise aimed fundamentally at better service delivery to the customers in the Disco”.

Earlier, the Managing Director, Alhaji Mohammed Gidado Modibbo, who disclosed that Jos Electricity Distribution PLC was working assiduously towards providing qualitative service delivery said the company would continue to uphold the best global practice in the industry.

Modibbo who was represented by the Executive Director, Marketing and Investment, Mr Verr Jirbo, assured the House committee that Jos Disco was working towards achieving total metering of its customers in addition to the ongoing customers

In his words, “we are currently enumerating our customers in addition to metering them. It is our desire to meter all our customers. And we hope to doing that. We have enough meters in our stores to be distributed to customers at no cost”.
The company chief Executive Officer also disclosed that in order to comprehensively profile all the company customers, a state of the arts data centre had been established.

The House Committee during their two days oversight function visited the newly commissioned Data centre for enumeration of customers, central stores as well as one injection substation.