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Prepaid meters: Ikeja Electric’s PR stunt backfires

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Customers fault distribution company, demand meters

By Akpo Ometan

 

An attempt by the electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric, to pull a PR stunt on the controversial subject of its not providing prepaid billing meters to thousands of its customers has backfired.

Taking to its twitter handle recently, yhe firm posted a picture and an accompanying caption stating that its men were hard at work, installing the prepaid meters to its customers.

The caption read:

Pictured: Metering team installing prepaid meters in the Ipaja area of Alimosho LGA.

However, distraught subscribers posted their responses to the stunt.

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Dt house must av bribe wt 50k

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Installing Pre-paid meter while your team of fake engineers have refused to resolve an ordinary VOLTAGE SURGE for over 3wks still counting ! Very poor !

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Guys, I think we should start a movement against this for daylight robbery of escalated billing, poor supply and terrible customer service.

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This selective metering should stop. Only a house on my street has got this pre pay meter. When re we going to do something based on merit not bribe

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Pls guys look at the picture well,that pre paid meter is for 6 compounds and only God knows how many flats and apartments,and the peeps that fixed theirs are still waiting for code,its almost 3weeks now. Don’t fall it.

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Please how long will it take you guys to come to Shogunle area. The escalated bill is crazy. Sometimes I wonder if I’m running a factory

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