Every household in Nigeria should have prepaid meter – El-Rufai

Former Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that every household is entitled to having a prepaid meter in Nigeria.

This is also as the ex-FCT minister proposed stringent measures in the electricity sector to help boost the sector.

El-Rufai, a ministerial nominee, stated this on Tuesday during the screening of ministerial nominees in the Senate.

He said the measures would include a hardline stance against those that bypass metering in the country. He lamented over how the electricity supply situation in Nigeria has defied every government for 60 years.

El-Rufai said; “Metering is a big issue. A lot of progress has been made by some of the Distribution Companies (Discos).

“In the last three or four years, with the support of the CBN and the World Bank, every household should have been metered, and every business should be metered.

“Estimated billings are not acceptable. But in addition, Nigeria must take a hard stance against those who steal electricity.

“Those that get electricity by diverting cables; not paying, we must take a hardline stance against it if this sector is to work.”

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