Managing Director, MOJEC metering company, Chantelle Abdul has said that the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) is not an importation centered initiative to bring in meters.
Abdul stated this in an interview with a group of journalists at the official flag off of the National Mass Metering Program (NMMP) in Abuja
She said “in a bid to fast track the closing of metering gap, the government is intervening by providing funds, capital to the utilities to enable them buy the meters. The production and the roll out of the meters will take sometime but, there is enough in terms of volume.
“This first tranche is one million out of six million after which there is a secondary and teritary phase. But I believe by this time next year, we will be talking at about 2-3million meters fully produced.”
Explaining the role MOJEC played in the MAP program, Abdul said “MOJEC participated in the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) program as a manufacturer who served as a Map. The MAP was suppose to bring a financing skill where you have money, own the meters and you sell them.
“Our manufacturing arm was producing the meters and providing it to our Map arm which was met to finance the customers and roll out the meters.”