MOJEC Meter Asset Management Company, in partnership with Eko Electricity Distribution Company, is collaborating to bridge the metering gap with the extension of the Mobile Meter Access Provider, MAP, programme to the Ibeju Lekki axis.
At the mobile MAP activation in Bashorun Town, Ibeju Lekki, electricity consumers testified that the meters being delivered to their doorsteps had empowered them to be in complete control of their energy usage.
In a clear indication of their warm embrace of the initiative, the residents trooped out in their numbers, as early as 8am, at the EKEDC’s Ibeju Lekki office, where officials of MOJEC and EKEDC were on hand to guide them through the process of getting metered in 72 hours.
Project Manager, MOJEC International Limited, Engineer Lekan Bashiru, indicated that extending the Mobile MAP activation to Ibeju-Lekki was a result of the company’s determination to address the country’s metering gap, which was quickly becoming a bane of both the DisCos and their customers.
According to him, if more consumers were metered, estimated billings would end in line with the metering agenda of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, which authorised the MAP programme.
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In his words, “I want to appeal to everyone in this community to key into this initiative to get their meters. Under this Mobile MAP, we want to deploy over 5,000 meters for consumers. Once we receive your application from EKEDC, we will send it to our installers, who will validate your payment. Following confirmation, they would proceed to your home to inspect your connections, and if it is confirmed okay, we would send you an invoice and proceed to install your meter in less than 72 hours. “
He further stated, “Let me also add that meter installation is free. You are not supposed to pay any of the installers as you have paid for everything online. Their job is to come and install it for you. If you have any complaint, it will be resolved in less than 24 hours,” he added.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EKEDC, Dr. Tinuade Sanda, pointed out that the activation was to reiterate to their customers that they heard them and understood that they wanted to measure the energy they consumed.
Dr. Sanda encouraged the customers to use the opportunity to get metered under the Mobile MAP to enable the control of energy usage, similar to the way they controlled their mobile communication data usage. “MAP is an advance payment opportunity for customers to get metered. We are here to extend the Mobile MAP in our DisCo and want customers to use this opportunity to be metered,”she affirmed.
A customer, who simply identified himself as Mr. Adebayo, expressed delight at the activation. According to him, with the acquisition of a meter under the Mobile MAP scheme, he would pay for the consumed electricity as against the estimated usage.