Nigeria, Feb. 24 -- The federal government on Wednesday requested citizens to submit suggestions on the best path to solving the the nation's electricity metering problem.

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, said it has commenced a review of its dual plans for mass metering, and was considering three options for an optimal outcome.

The agency said it was considering how to manage its National Mass Metering Programme' (NMMP), approved in 2020, and the Meter Assets Provider (MAP) launched in 2018.

Both seek the provision of meters for customers and an end to estimated billing that allows electricity companies exploit customers.

Under NMMP, funding for at least 1 million meters is to come from the Central Bank of Nigeri...