Hi, have you been looking for a way on how to get a prepaid meter in Nigeria? Well, getting a prepaid meter in Nigeria can be a difficult task as many people lack knowledge of how to go about it. In this article, I am going to explain the steps involved in applying and getting a prepaid meter in Nigeria.
Power failure isn’t new to Nigeria, the issue of constant electricity is a problem that has remained for decades. Despite the poor power supplied to Nigerians, the power holding company issues out exorbitant bills with little or no examination of the amount of energy used by the consumers.
The advent of prepaid meters seems to be a solution to the problem of power failure in Nigeria. Although prepaid meter will not be an instant solution to the poor electricity supply in Nigeria, it will help to reduce the burden on Nigerians as consumers now get to pay for what they use.
Just before we dive into the subject of discussion, let us take a look at some of the benefits of using a prepaid meter.
1. You no longer have to pay any fee to the electricity company to disconnect or reconnect your light.
2. You no longer have to go to the Electric office or bank to pay your electricity bills. You can do it conveniently online via VTU platforms, Quickteller, mobile banking, or through POS agents like Opay.
3. The nefarious Electric officials will not charge you high or make a false reading of your meter because the prepaid meter uses a Pay As You Go (PAYG) system.
4. No more monthly bills. Since it’s a prepaid meter, you will not be billed as you use to.
How To Apply For Prepaid Meter In Nigeria
The following are the steps involved in getting a prepaid meter in Nigeria. If you follow the guide, you should be able to apply and get your prepaid meter in Nigeria without much struggle.
1. Visit Your Electricity Distribution Company
The Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) has been privatized and this gave room for electricity distribution companies to spring up. There are various electricity distribution companies in Nigeria such as the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC), to mention a few.
Based on your location, visit the electric distribution company that is nearest to your area and obtain the application form. The form will be issued to you by the sales department of the company.
2. Fill and Submit the Form
Enter and fill the form with all valid and necessary details including name, phone number, etc. Upon successful submission of the form, it will take some days to get your prepaid meter installed at your residence. At times, the company may send some officials to inspect your residence and know the type of meter you need.
3. Payment and Installation
The company instructs you on how to make payment. The installation process begins after the customer makes payment. After the installation of your prepaid meter, you can start buying energy units.