FG Flags Off N40bn Mass Metering in Army Barracks Nationwide

The Federal Government has begun the mass metering of the Nigerian Army formations nationwide.

At the flag-off of the exercise at the headquarters of the 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Ikeja military cantonment at the weekend, Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu said the exercise would end the era of estimated billings in the power sector.

Adelabu added that the exercise would be in phases with the Ikeja cantonment being the first phase of the exercise, adding that the current exercise would last for six weeks before the second phase begins.

He explained that for the current exercise, the sum of N12.7 billion has been released out of a total of N40bn for the mass metering project.

He added: “The mass metering in army formations nationwide will enable us to know what is being consumed every month to ensure appropriate billings and ease collections. The overall intention is to eliminate and make estimated billing a thing of the past”.

The Minister who was received at the army headquarters by the Commander, Maj. Gen. A.M Adetuyi and the Chief Executive Officer of De Haryor Global Services, Engineer Ashade Olatunbosun in charge of the metering project, said the current exercise is part of President Bola Tinubu’s renewed hope agenda to ensure a regular supply of electricity to army formations, nationwide.

He said: “This is one of President’s objectives as contained in the renewed hope agenda to ensure that electricity supply to the armed forces is prioritised and they do not suffer especially in the enjoyment of public utilities”.

Adelabu said the smart meters being installed are tamper-proof and would eliminate energy theft.


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