The Kano Electricity Distribution Company has warned that meter deployment and installation by its field officials remain free and not for sale.
A statement signed by KEDCO Head of Communications, Ibrahim Shawai, on Monday, in Kano, said the clarification had become necessary in view of the recent claims by some online platforms that customers in Kano franchise were made to pay ‘indirectly’ for meters.
“This is totally out of place as we have never collected money for meter or installations.
“It is as a result of our support for the Federal Government Mass Metering programme where thousands of meters have been installed at different households under our franchise.
“Anyone disguising as KEDCO staff or conniving with any of our staff to extort customers, such persons would not be spared but prosecuted in line with the provisions of the law when caught,” Shawai said.
He further explained that customers have also confirmed to KEDCO’s monitoring team that they didn’t pay any fees before having meters installed in their communities.