Kogi State Governor Idris Wada has said that electricity consumers in the state cannot continue to pay estimated bills to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), saying the state needs prepaid meters.
Wada said this at the commissioning of 164 transformers purchased at a cost of N402 million under the first phase of the accelerated rural electrification project.
“Our people cannot continue to pay estimated bills. We want to pay for what we consume. I know they have some challenges but we must make sure that enough pre-paid meters are brought to the state immediately,” he said.
Wada promised to personally take the matter up with the management of the AEDC.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Rural Development, Alhaji Umaru Mohammed, said the installation of the transformers will be completed within ten weeks and that the transformers will be connected to the national grid.