The Federal Government has given marching orders to Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs), in the country to supply pre- paid meters to electric consumers without further delay, Independent reports.

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, made this known at the end of his third monthly meeting with operators in the power sector at the Ugwuaji Transmission Station, Enugu, Monday. Fashola said that the meeting discussed the issue of availability of gas, volatility of the foreign exchange market, financial capability of discos as well as difficulties in of pricing gas in dollars instead of the local currency among others, adding that discos must meet  their responsibilities of meeting the demands of their customers to supply them with pre-paid meters to avoid estimated billings.

The communique issued after the meeting read, “The Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, chaired the third monthly meeting of operators in the electricity industry in furtherance of identifying, discussing and finding practical solutions to issues facing the Nigerian electricity supply industry.