FG Initiates Nationwide Mass Metering in Military Formations, Promising an End to Estimated Billing

The Nigerian government has commenced the large-scale metering of Nigerian Army formations nationwide, signaling a commitment to eradicate estimated billings within the power sector.

During the flag-off ceremony at the headquarters of the 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, unveiled the initiative, revealing that the first phase of the exercise would span six weeks.

A total of N12.7 billion out of N40 billion allocated for the mass metering project has been released for the current phase, with Ikeja Cantonment marking the beginning.

Minister Adelabu emphasized that the project aligns with President Bola Tinubu’s agenda to prioritize electricity supply to military formations. The installed smart meters are tamper-proof and equipped with an app for customers to access their consumption statements monthly.

Furthermore, the Minister highlighted plans to integrate off-grid solar power sources, particularly in remote barracks, and interchange between grid and solar supply where necessary.

Major General Adegoke Adetuyi, the Commander of the Military Cantonment in Ikeja, lauded the initiative, expressing relief from erratic power supply and estimated bills, affirming the project’s significance in ensuring consistent electricity provision to the barracks.

Engineer Ashade Olatunbosun, CEO of De Haryor Global Services overseeing the project, announced plans for the second phase to commence simultaneously in Abuja and Enugu, benefiting military formations across 11 Distribution Companies (DISCOs).

The initiative underscores the government’s commitment to providing reliable electricity to military personnel and advancing energy sustainability across Nigeria.

Quest: Cris-Edesiri Odjomah

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