FG begins mass metering of army formations with N12.7b

The Federal Government has disbursed N12.7 billion for the mass metering of Nigerian Army formations nationwide.

The government said it would soon end the era of estimated billings in the power sector.

Speaking during the kick-off of the metering at the headquarters of the 9th Brigade of the Nigerian Army at the Ikeja Military Cantonment at the weekend, Power Minister Adebayo Adelabu said the exercise would be in phases with the Ikeja cantonment coming under the first phase.

The minister was received by the commander, Maj.-Gen. A. M. Adetuyi, and the Chief Executive Officer of De Haryor Global Services, Ashade Olatunbosun, who is in charge of the metering project.

A statement yesterday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Strategic Communications and Media Relations, Mr. Bolaji Tunji, said the minister explained that the current metering would last six weeks before the beginning of the second phase.

Adelabu said the money released was part of the N40 billion for the current mass metering.

“The mass metering in army formations nationwide will enable us know what is being consumed on a monthly basis in order to ensure appropriate billings and ease collections. The overall intention is to eliminate and make estimated billing a thing of the past,” he said.

The minister said the ongoing metering is part of President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda to ensure regular power supply to army formations nationwide.



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