Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has said it will refund customers who had paid for meters.
AEDC disclosed this on Monday on Twitter, saying the metering programme was set up by the Federal Government to provide prepaid meters for customers to ease the burden of meter acquisition.
“According to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, customers who have made payment for prepaid meters will have the cost of the meter refunded via energy units over a period not exceeding five years,” it said.
On the fate of customers who had subscribed for a meter via the Meter Service Charge plan, the Disco said the meter service charge would be terminated and the MSC account would be returned to zero due to the National Mass Metering Programme.
“The meter cost you have paid so far will be pro-rated and the cost of the meter refunded via energy units over a period not exceeding five years,” it told its customers.