The Management of Kaduna Electric has debunked insinuations from a section of its customers purporting that a flat rate of N1,800 has been fixed by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) as monthly payment for electricity use by Residential and Commercial customers.
It said the order of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission putting a cap on estimated billing did not imply that all Residential and Commercial customers shall pay a uniform rate, rather, the order stipulated different rates for different locations.
In a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullah, the company said the capping was essentially to accelerate the metering of customers in the Residential and Commercial categories.
It also said the capping as directed by NERC varies from one location to another within the company’s four franchise states of Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara and Kebbi.
The statement also urged customers who have not been metered yet to immediately apply for a meter which are available under the Meter Asset Provider scheme.
Kaduna Electric pointed out that customers should be aware that as the NERC order mandated, customers who refuse to be metered shall have their power supply disconnected.