Nigeria’s Nationwide Electricity Commission (NERC) on Thursday disclosed that each one Nigerian properties could have entry to pay as you go meters by 2020.
NERC chairman James Momoh made the disclosure on Channels Tv ‘Dawn Every day’ present.
“With all of the mechanisms we have now put in place, I’m sure that each Nigerian residence that needs to have pay as you go meter can have it by 2020,” Momoh mentioned.
Present Nigeria authorities declare it’s supplying 7000 megawatts of electrical energy era, having improved it from 3000 the place it was in 2015.
Nevertheless, different African nations boast of higher electrical energy provide than Nigeria. South Africa, which has 56 million inhabitants in comparison with Nigeria’s 180 million has a complete home electrical energy era capability of 51,309 megawatts.
Momoh said that the present Muhammadu Buhari led authorities since 2015 had been engaged on offering Nigerians with secure and reasonably priced electrical energy.
“Because of president Buhari who has labored to make an enormous change in Nigeria to enhance our high quality of service, as a result of cash is now being invested rightly to ensure energy is on the market,”
He additionally said that different African nations had develop into envious of Nigeria attributable to financial investments by the Buhari authorities.
“We wish to make sure that the purchasers have the ability provide that’s reasonably priced, accessible to them and obtainable always.”
He, nevertheless, referred to as for endurance from Nigerians on the supply of the pay as you go meter as “This isn’t trivial, this isn’t simple in a rising financial system like Nigeria, however we have now to offer energy to Nigerians.”
Though, some members of the Nigerian public had blamed the federal government for instability within the electrical energy provide, however the NERC boss mentioned the accountability of circulating energy lies within the arms of distribution corporations.
He mentioned, “The reliability and affordability of energy have been paid for. Provide is completed by means of a designed chain by means of the distribution firm.”
Momoh assured Nigerians that the federal government have positioned pointers to make sure provide of high quality electrical energy no matter social standing.
“We at NERC implement guidelines and laws to make sure that the ability you obtain is of top quality and it’s obtainable to all prospects whether or not you might be wealthy or you might be poor. We’re doing all issues needed for energy to be obtainable,” Momoh mentioned.