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How to Get a Prepaid Meter in Nigeria

Most people in Nigeria prefer to run their electricity through the prepaid meter to avoid the sometimes overestimated bills customers with postpaid meters are charged. With the prepaid meter customers simply buy units which they load to their meter and use until the units are exhausted; in simple terms it’s a pay as you go method.

However, it’s popular consensus that getting the meter is difficult. This article gives you legal steps to take to get a prepaid meter installed in your house.

Steps to get a Prepaid Meter

  • Go to the Electric Distribution Company nearest to you and collect a meter application form. The Meter form will be given to you by the Electric Sales Department.
  • Fill the meter application form with a valid form of identification.
  • Submit the form to the Electric Sales Representative.
  • The meter is usually installed within 45 days as long as all the requirements and procedure are implemented.

Note: Meter application form and installation is supposed to be FREE. However the customer might have to cover the installation charges.

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Kofoworola Omotayo

Kofoworola Omotayo is a freelance writer, a lover of tech and a literature monger. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a member of Nigerian Institute of Management. He enjoys approaching issues from logical and empirical perspective. His twitter handle @heir_ptahyor and Gmail: kofoworolaomotayo[@]



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    14th August 2018 at 12:07 pm

    I went to phcn office in ife for prepaid and I was told that there’s no meter on grand exceptions that of N50, 000. So what do I do

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    Collins Samuel

    9th June 2019 at 11:44 pm

    can I get 1 from you?

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      25th June 2019 at 7:30 am

      How can I buy prepaid meter online

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    Akintunde akintibubo

    4th July 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Pls how can I get prepaid meter on line

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    Faruq lateef

    2nd August 2019 at 9:40 am

    Pls put me true how we can get a prepaid meter

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    19th August 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Good Morning Sir Please Can i Get The Metre From You my Location is ipaja Ayobo.

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