The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said the Federal Government had concluded plans to involve more Nigerians in meter manufacturing.
Fashola who spoke while inspecting the National Meter Test Station in Oshodi, Lagos, said that the measure would reduce the pressure on Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) on meter supply.
He said that Nigeria’s meter journey from 1950 showed that consumers depend on meters from foreign countries. He added that the National Meter Test, under Nigerian Electricity Management Service Agency was to test the accuracy of meters before installation.
According to him, the accuracy tests are in two steps, so that the DISCOs will not cheat consumers and consumers do not cheat DISCOs.
The minister reiterated the FG’s plan to roll out meters to Nigerian consumers soon.