Following some challenges experienced in getting prepaid meters, the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, says residents of Ondo state can now easily get their prepaid meters after successfully completing the metering processes online.
The divisional head, Ondo State region, Olukunle Ojo while speaking with Orange FM in Akure noted that the online process is to ensure that there is transparency in the system.
Over the years, Nigerians have been subjected to exploitative paper billing , a system which often attract condemnation
The prepaid meter is a new development which is to check the estimated paper billings.
It is digital and pro- consumers as it will allow them to pay for only what they consume .
However, in the estimated billing or analogue system, it is just a matter of the rule of the thumb where electricity workers allocate any figure or amount to the consumer.
The divisional head, Ondo State region , Olunkunle Ojo explained that the prepaid meter is preferable for every home in Nigeria .
While explaining the processes of getting it, the BEDC Boss warned residents against falling in the hands of fraudsters, noting that the online registration is for transparency.
At areas where residents are currently witnessing blackout due to natural disasters, Mr.Ojo said relevant officers are on top on the situation
He said the agency acknowledges the current hardship in the country, hence,the digital meter,.
He also advised that they should also curtail excessive energy and avoid using appliances that are unnecessary.