JUBILATION AS BEDC DISTRIBUTES PRE-PAID METERS TO UMUNEDE RESIDENTS
By Amos Chukwuekwu
Many customers of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) in Umunede in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State could not hide their excitement after the energy distribution firm commenced distribution and installing of pre-paid meters in their premises.
The distribution exercise which commenced on Monday June 5, 2023, even attracted other electricity consumers from neighbouring communities.
It was gathered from source that the essence of the pre-paid meter distribution by BEDC was to ensure that customers enjoy the benefit of the payment they made for the services, which the company provided for them.
One of the energy consumers, Engr. Goodluck Uzochukwu Kabadi said the distribution of the prepaid meter is heart-warming, saying that the people will now pay for the exact amount of electricity consumed.
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In his words, “We appreciate the management of BEDC for the warm gesture; we are however appealing that BEDC should find a way of subsidizing the purchase prices for the single-phase and 3-phase prepaid meters to make it easier for customers to buy, saying that things are very hard now”
“I also want to crave the indulgence of the BEDC Metering Department to ensure periodic maintenance of these installed prepaid meters to ensure their longevity and optimum performance”
“I urge BEDC customers who are yet to acquire the prepaid meters to do so, as soon as possible because the benefits are inestimable” he concluded.
Another customer, Mr. S.I Chidi, while making his own remark said he is overwhelmed with joy and thankful to the company for bringing the prepaid meters to their door steps.
While using the opportunity to call on energy consumers in Umunede to see the exercise as a welcome development, Mr. Chidi urged the people to try and acquire one of the prepaid meters, affirming that the benefits are enormous.
On his part, Mr. Idehen Stephen, while expressing happiness over the distribution of the prepaid meters in Umunede, charged residents to come out in their large numbers to acquire the pre-paid meters which has been provided by the company at their nearest disposal.
He advised the people to take advantage of the ongoing distribution of the pre-paid meters provided for them.