This article is for people looking for platforms to buy electricity online or in layman’s words, pay their electricity bills in Nigeria. The article reviews some of the most popular electricity bill payment platforms in no direct order.
Now, there are several platforms where you can recharge and subscribe to your phones, and pay DSTV and GoTV as well as electricity bills. In fact, most banks and financial service providers have these as part of the services on their mobile applications.
I’m not going to make any recommendations for you, since they also charge the same things for all apps, except maybe sometimes for promo purposes, a few might give some little discounts.
Types Of Electricity Bills In Nigeria
There are different types of electricity bills in Nigeria but I think these three are the most notable;
These ones accumulate per house and the officials (NEPA, PHCN, EEDC, etc) come at intervals to check and tell the people. A lot of people complain about these being the most expensive and I don’t really find it fascinating.
You do not monitor your bills yourself and whatever they bring to you, you have to pay or get disconnected.
This is probably the most transparent and you pay for what you use. Nobody gets cheated and it helps conserve electricity. It feels good to know that if you don’t use energy bulbs, it’s going to run down your meter.
This article is for people who use electricity meters.
This is mainly popular in rural areas. Every compound is expected to pay some particular amount of money which will be shared among occupants.
It normally rarely increases or decreases and is paid almost always alongside security levies.
7 Popular Platforms To Pay Electricity Bills In Nigeria
There are many platforms where you can pay your electricity bill online and we’ll be seeing some of them;
Vtpass is one of the most used bill payment platforms in Nigeria. You can pay your airtime and internet bills, cable TV subscriptions and electricity bills and even insurance.
They also offer very competitive rates on airtime purchases. To sign up for Vtpass.com, you can visit this page.
iRecharge (also irecharge.com.ng) is a popular platform for the payment of electricity bills, cable TV subscription bills, airtime and internet, betting and more. They have android and iOS applications as well.
Their USSD code is *6606#.
Even the name will show you it’s all about buying power. You can buy and spread the payment and even pay via USSD, transfer and your card.
The platform also has Android and iOS applications.
With Jumia Pay, you can easily pay your electricity bills, and purchase airtime and other things. I think one interesting thing about this is that you do not get to be bothered about being disturbed by displaying products on the app since it is an entirely different one.
On JumiaPay, you can make your payment with a credit card and bank transfer.
Metertoken is another platform where you can purchase power online in Nigeria. They also have Android and iOS applications and there are a wide range of payment methods.
MeterToken is a subsidiary of Holley Metering Limited and they are responsible for the manufacture, distribution, and installation of electricity meters.
This is also another platform you can use to make electricity payments and you do not need to sign up to make your bill payments. You can also save money on the app for future transactions.
You can easily buy electricity units online on Lumia. The website is also very simple and convenient and they have both Android and iOS applications.
There are several other platforms where you can purchase power from online in Nigeria. I intentionally skipped banks since almost all banks offer the services and you can simply install and set up your mobile application.
Which of the platforms have you used? Do you have any positive or negative feedback on anyone? Kindly drop them as comments below.
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