Estimated billing will no longer be accepted in Nigeria following President Buhari's latest order.
President Buhari has ordered an end to estimated billing by electricity companies to consumers across the country.
He has therefore directed a nationwide mass metering which signalled an end to estimated billing, 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.
A statement shared on the official handle 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.