BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian Govt begins mass metering in Army barracks nationwide

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Govt begins mass metering in Army barracks nationwide

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The Federal has commenced the mass metering of barracks across the country.

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, during the flag-off of the exercise at the headquarters of the 9th Brigade, Ikeja cantonment over the weekend, said it would end the era of estimated billings in the power sector.

He further said that the exercise would be in phases with the Ikeja cantonment being the first phase, adding that it would last for six weeks before the second phase begins.

According to him, for the current exercise, the sum of N12.7 billion has been released out of a total of N40 billion for the mass metering project.

“The mass metering in Army formations nationwide will enable us to know what is being consumed every month to ensure appropriate billings and ease collections. The overall intention is to eliminate and make estimated billing a thing of the past,” he added.

The minister who was received by the Commander, Maj. Gen. A.M Adetuyi and the Chief Executive Officer of De Haryor Global Services, Engineer Ashade Olatunbosun, said the exercise is part of President Bola 's renewed hope agenda to ensure a regular supply of to Army formations, nationwide.

He revealed that the meter allows interconnectivity between the grid and the off-grid solar power supply, adding that part of the energy blueprint for the country is also to build off-grid power sources such as Solar energy for military barracks located in remote areas without grid supply.

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