Ikeja Electric Rolls Out Prepaid Meters To Ikorodu Customers

Ikeja Electric Plc. (IE), one of Nigeria’s
leading electricity distribution companies has announced the roll-out of
prepaid meters for customers in the Ikorodu Business Unit.

L-R, Olurotimi Famoroti, Business Manager Ikorodu Business Unit, Felix Ofulue, Head, Corporate Communications, both of Ikeja Electric, Ambassador Onafowokan Oluseye,Chairman New Mampshire Capital, Ugochukwu Obi-Chukwu, Ag Chief Commercial Officer Ikeja Electric, Odion Omonfoman, CEO New Hampshire Capital during the launch of Meter Asset Provider (MAP) Scheme at Ikorodu in Lagos.

According to the Disco, the deployment and
installation of prepaid meters to customers in Ikorodu, which will be carried
out by one of its MAPs, New Hampshire Capital Limited, will commence on June 17th,
2019 following the successful registration and subscription for meters by
thousands of customers spread across Ikorodu and Epe.

This was made known at a media briefing held in
Ikorodu which was attended by customers, stakeholders under Ikorodu Business
Unit of Ikeja Electric. According to Ikeja Electric, this is part of the first
phase which will further extend to Abule Egba and Shomolu Business Units next

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
(NERC) empowers third party companies identified as Meter Asset Providers (MAP)
to procure and install meters for electricity consumers under this scheme.
Customers applying for prepaid meters are expected to visit to register.

Speaking on the roll-out, Head of Corporate Communications, Ikeja Electric, Felix Ofulue said;

“In line with NERC regulations, customers are expected to pay for meters. Through the online process, customers are to abide the rules and regulation guiding the metering process and they should not pay cash to anyone or fall prey to unscrupulous elements who may want to take advantage of the scheme to fleece customers. They will be advised on the designated channels for payment.”

While explaining the process, he noted that every
customer is expected to go through the Know Your Customer (KYC) process and
also agree on settlement of the outstanding debt. After this, account survey
will then be carried out before payment for prepaid meter is made. The meters
will be provided and installed within 10 working days of payment.

Ofulue also advised customers who
dispute their unsettled post-paid to take advantage of the various repayment
options available during the KYC process. Outstanding balance can also be
rolled over into the customer’s prepaid account and paid in instalments.

According to him, the stipulated cost of a
single-phase meter is N38, 850 while a three-phase meter is N70, 350. These are
all inclusive of VAT.

To apply for the prepaid meter, customers are to
complete or update their details by visiting;

They can send email to [email protected]
or call any of these numbers; 01-448-3900, 01-700-0250 and 0700-022-5543 for
further information.

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