Over four million electricity consumers are awaiting prepaid meters in the country, according to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).
The Acting Chairman of NERC, Dr. Anthony Aka, disclosed this in an interview on Saturday with newsmen in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
Aka said the commission had improved on metering system, but explained that the unavailability of meter manufacturing companies were hindering maximum provision of meters to Nigerians.
He said the commission would sanction any Electricity Distribution Company which failed to comply with directives relating to the distribution of prepaid meters.
He noted that any customer who paid for a meter should have it within 60 days of payment.