The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company seems to have woken up to its responsibilities to its customers. The firm has said that  it would spend $200 million on mass provision of meters for customers in the next five years.
The company’s Managing Director, Mr Neil Croucher said at a meeting with the new executives of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) in Abuja on Thursday, 21st April and appealed for the support of NUEE in sensitizing Nigerians to embrace the new tariff regime. He said the metering project would begin this year, 2016.In a statement issued by the company’s Head of Public Relations and Media, Ahmed Shekarau, Croucher disclosed that the management of the company had recorded some successes  since the commencement of operations as a major distribution company in the federal capital territory.
He highlighted some of the milestones to include the replacement of the billing system with a metering system, vending and information technology systems, business process re-engineering and modernization, and enhanced welfare packages for employees.He further explained that the recent increase in electricity tariff by over 40% was aimed at stimulating investments that would improve power supply nationwide, claiming that the charges would drop in the future.“We appreciate the good working relationship with our colleagues in the FCT and local AEDC chapters; we, however, want you to build on that and we’ll continue to engage with you,” the President of NUEE, Mr Martins Uzoegwu said in a statement, adding that “we are encouraged by your transformation programmes and the improvements you have recorded so far. AEDC has done well to a large extent. You paid productivity bonus last year. This is commendable, but you can do better”.

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