Issues in the Power sector
There were initially two ways through which customers are billed for electricity–postpaid meter billing and estimated billing–in Nigeria. Following complaints by citizens, the prepaid meter billing system was introduced to the system to aid revenue collection, while also putting an end to the post-paid meter reading billing system and to end estimated billing, which is believed to have many irregularities. The journey since 2006 has been one with challenges for both the customer and the operator.
The question speaks for itself, if a fully metered customer base is beneficial to all, then there will be obvious efforts at ensuring that happens, however, if in business terms a 100% metered system would be counter intuitive, then there will be obvious blockers. With about $500 million earmarked by the PSRP for metering initiatives, the question of enablers is ever pertinent to ensure to guarantee the survival of sector