Jos Disco to meter 100,000 households in Plateau

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By Kolade Adeyemi, Jos

The Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Plc has said it is ready to meter about 100,000 households in the next six months.

Already, 20, 000 customers have so far been metered under the National Mass Metering Programme.

The Managing Director, Engr. Hashim Ibrahim  Bakori disclosed this in Jos, during a three -day Strategy Retreat, organised by the management for divisional and departmental heads,  alongside regional managers, titled: ‘Turning the tide for improved performance.’

He explained that the company would provide 20 more operational vehicles to enable the field staff discharge their work more effectively.

Hashim also revealed that an additional 500 maximum demand meters would be procured and installed for customers before July ending.

He cautioned that on no account should regional managers allow the meters to lie fallow saying all meters supplied must be installed for customers at no cost.

The MD also directed the regional managers to ensure that all prepaid meters in their domains are pole mounted with immediate effect.

Hashim further noted that in order to ease the work of the field workers, the management has procure 50 ladders, toolboxes, pliers, led phases testers, operating rods, safety belts, boots, hats and jackets for usage.

In addition,  the Chief Executive Officer of the company further revealed that network consumables such as fuses, cross arms , sockets,  ferrules, aluminium conductors, disc/pot insulators, transformer oils amongst others have been procured and distributed with the aim to stabilising and solidifying the network.

He said that the company under his leadership would embark on aggressive rehabilitation of lines and feeders so as to enable the company deliver stable, reliable and durable quality energy to its customers.

He called on the regional managers to constantly check and guide against overloaded transformers in their domains stressing that effective and beneficial  customer relationships management should be their priorities.

The MD therefore appealed to customers to reciprocate the quality services being provided by the company by timely paying for their consumed energies stressing that at the moment, the company was going through a lot of difficulties with most customers whom he said were hugely indebted to the company.



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