Nigerian President Mohammad Buhari has ended the estimated billing sent over by electricity companies to consumers across the country.
Buhari has directed a nationwide mass metering which signalled an end to estimated billing, has also approved a one-year waiver of Import Levy on electricity meters so Nigerians who do not have meters can be supplied as early as possible at reasonable cost.
In a statement shared on the official page of the Nigerian Presidency, read:
The Federal Government is working to ensure that DisCos commit to increasing the number of hours of electricity supply per day, and quality of service. A mass metering program is underway, and President @MBuhari remains committed to the protection of poor & vulnerable Nigerians.
President @MBuhari has approved a one-year waiver of Import Levy on electricity meters, so that Nigerians who do not have meters can be supplied as early as possible at reasonable cost.President @MBuhari ends estimated Billing; directs nationwide mass metering
The estimated billing has been corrupt, as electricity personnel use this method as a way of making illegal money by billing customers more money than they consumed.