Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), on Wednesday, rolled out a Mobile Map for its customers to get meters in 24 hours.
The event, flagged off by the company at its headquarters in Ibadan, was followed by road walk within the metropolis.
Business manager, IBEDC, Ojoo Business Hub, Mr Joel Orjiakor, said that IBEDC customers within Ibadan metropolis could now get pre-payment meters easily.
“This is a ground breaking achievement for the company, the contractor, the customers and the economy.
“We have enough meters that can go round every area covered by IBEDC. As customers buy, we restock.
“We have shortened the time to access pre-payment meters to 24 hours.
“Customers can now approach our offices with their bills. Our staffers will follow such customer to evaluate the house or office to ascertain the type of meter to be deployed and also ensure that there are no illegal connections.
“Once that is done, the customer will then be advised to pay and we will meter such customer within 24 hours,” he said.
A customer, Mr Solomon Oladeji, who resides at Apete area of Ibadan, commended the IBEDC initiative.
“We have been longing for such an initiative that will make customers get meters with no hassle and we are glad this is happening now.
“Getting meters used to be a major challenge in time past but now, we are relieved that within some days, one can get a pre-payment meter installed.
“Some anxious customers had fallen victims of some dubious elements who would promise to help them get meters without any result.
Mr Samuel Ojeabu, a businessman at Ojoo area, said that he was very happy to get a pre-payment meter, saying that it would enhance the smooth running of his business.
“This is good because I will only pay for the light I use; no more estimated billing. The process of getting the meter has been simplified; within two days, you can get it.
“If this can go round, people’s problems would be solved to some extent, because when they have, light they can work and make money and this will invariably make the economy of the country to grow.
Kehinde Aramide, who represented Prodigy Global Services Limited, a vendor of IBEDC, said that the new meter was made to be durable, as it had passed through quality assurance tests from the Federal Government, the manufacturers and the users