The Kaduna Electric on Wednesday, said it has banned the relocation of metres by customers who moved from one building to another.
It warned customers who are in the habit of removing metres any time they want to relocate to a different place to desist from such act.
A statement by Head of Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi, said customers who wish to relocate to a new environment after they have purchased and fixed in their former house, should notify the company before doing so.
It said the company shall take the responsibility of installing a new meter for the customer at the new property at no cost.
“The Management of Kaduna Electric hereby informs its valued customers that transfer of energy meters from the originally installed location to another location is prohibited.
“Any customer moving to a new location, area or community should only notify the Company and a new meter would be allocated and installed at the new location.
“This measure was taken to curb the menace of meters theft and unauthorised movement of meters which often results in the customers being defrauded, extorted or ignorantly tricked into buying a faulty meter. It also distorts our record keeping.
“Any meter found in a location other than where it was originally installed shall be deemed to have been illegally compromised and the customer shall be penalized as prescribed by the NERC Regulations.”