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Jos DISCO Distributes 93,208 Metres In First Phase Of Operation

Posted: Sep 22, 2015 at 12:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Onoja Audu


The Jos Electricity distribution Company rolled out 93,208 meters in its first phase of its operation beginning from January to December this year.

This was disclosed by the Public Affairs officer of the company, Paul Ikwu in an interview with Daily Independent at the weekend in Jos.

According to Ikwu, the second phase of the exercise is expected to start by next year January to December, during which 100,000 Metres would be rolled out.

He said that Jos DISCO had done so much since the company  began operations about 15 months ago , adding  that the management  had carried out expansion of the company’s net work  through up grading of its facilities.

Ikwu added that the third Phase in 2017 and fourth phase billed for 2018 would witness the production of 50,000 meters for the two years respectively. He said that the company planned to ensure that every house in the Jos zone was metered considering the volume of customers on the ground.

He said that the company cannot afford not to provide its customers with meters as it was the only way it would recover its investment.

He said that they were operating on ICT platform that produced their bills for Gombe, Bauchi, Plateau and Benue states which had addressed the problem of over-billing.

Ikwu  added that  the company had been having public interface with their customers  in the zone , adding  that in the power sector , the public should realise one thing that it is  the power that  is generated  and transmitted  that those of them in the distribution companies distributes  to their customers  .

He further said that old transformers and cables were being replaced in the Jos Zone of Power distribution company for better service delivery to their customers, adding that power distribution in the last one month has been on the increase in the zone, adding that customers have written to commend the company’s management.