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FG commissions metering station in Enugu

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…Frowns at installation of uncertified meters

MINISTER of State for Power, Goddy Agba, has disclosed that the Federal Government will no longer tolerate the installation of fake and uncertified electricity meters by quacks across the country.

  Agba stated this during the official commissioning ceremony of the New Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) National Meter Test Station for the South East Zone in Enugu.

  He noted that the power sector remained the engine of economic growth and development, hence the determination of the government to rid the sector of all quacks and provide safe reliable, and sustainable electricity to the entire citizenry.

  The minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, William Alo, said the construction of the new meter station in Enugu became necessary to bring service closer to the people in the South-East zone to help curb the high use of uncertified meters in homes and workplaces.

  “The station is expected to improve power supply by covering all metering services in the South-East zone, including meter testing and certification, thereby dealing with the perennial challenge of meter integrity,” he said.

  He noted that the station offers NEMSA the opportunity to discharge its function of testing and certifying meters, as well as creating jobs to curb unemployment.

  Also speaking, the Managing Director of NEMSA, Peter Ewesor, disclosed that prior to the construction of the station, all metering services in the zone were handled in Lagos and Port Harcourt.

  In another development, the Federal Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission (PCC) in Anambra State, Mrs. Emelda Nwajiofor-Okoli, has said that 1,746 petitions were received by the commission between January and July 31 this year.

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