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Most people in Nigeria prefer to run their electricity through the prepaid meter to avoid the sometimes overestimated bills customers with postpaid meters are charged. With the prepaid meter customers simply buy units which they load to their meter and use until the units are exhausted; in simple terms it’s a pay as you go method. However, it’s popular consensus that getting the meter is difficult. This article gives you legal steps to take to get a prepaid meter installed in your house. Steps to get a Prepaid Meter
  • Go to the Electric Distribution Company nearest to you and collect a meter application form. The Meter form will be given to you by the Electric Sales Department.
  • Fill the meter application form with a valid form of identification.
  • Submit the form to the Electric Sales Representative.
  • The meter is usually installed within 45 days as long as all the requirements and procedure are implemented.
Note: Meter application form and installation is supposed to be FREE. However the customer might have to cover the installation charges.

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This article was first published on 11th July 2017


Kofoworola Omotayo is a freelance writer, a lover of tech and a literature monger. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a member of Nigerian Institute of Management. He enjoys approaching issues from logical and empirical perspective. His twitter handle @heir_ptahyor and Gmail: kofoworolaomotayo[@]

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