House C’ttee on Power Commends Jos Disco’s Operations

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Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

The House of Representatives Committee on Power and Privatisation has commended Jos Disco on its customers enumeration and metering programmes.

The committee made the commendation during a two day routine visit to the company.

Speaking at the occasion, the committee chairman, Hon. Shadimu Mutiu, said the committee was impressed by the metering and customers enumeration efforts of the electricity distribution company.

According to him, “Jos Disco is surprisingly doing better than other Discos in the country despite the numerous challenges in the business environment. I must also commend their efforts at the current enumeration exercise aimed fundamentally at better service delivery to the customers in the Disco”.

Earlier, the Managing Director, Alhaji Mohammed Gidado Modibbo, disclosed that Jos Electricity Distribution Plc was working assiduously towards providing qualitative service delivery, further adding that the company would continue to uphold the best global practice in the industry.

Modibbo who was represented by the Executive Director, Marketing and Investment, Mr. Verr Jirbo, assured the committee that Jos Disco was working towards achieving total metering of its customers in addition to the ongoing customers enumeration.

He said: “We are currently enumerating our customers in addition to metering them. It is our desire to meter all our customers. And we hope to do that. We have enough meters in our stores to be distributed to customers at no cost.”

Furthermore, he said that in order to comprehensively profile all the company customers, a state of the arts data centre had been established.

The House Committee, during the oversight function visit, took out time to visit and inspect newly commissioned Data Centre for enumeration of customers, Jos Disco central stores as well as one injection substation.