DisCos, FG agree on 2 months free electricity for Nigerians

The Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) on Wednesday said they have lined up with the federal government to give a two-month discount of free power to their clients across the country.

In an announcement by the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy at the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Barrister Sunday Oduntan, said the choice was in acknowledgement of the difficult impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the financial and day by day lives of the clients. 

Oduntan, who is also the representative for the DisCos, stated: “We are additionally totally lined up with the designs to guarantee palliative measures, including free power supply to all Nigerians for two months, to make life simpler, during the lockdown time frame. Subtleties of execution to come soon.” 

Oduntan also said the activity is a satisfaction of the DisCos’ responsibilities to the country as they adjust themselves to the endeavours of the National Assembly and the Federal Executive to moderate the hardships that are now being borne by their clients and Nigerian residents. 

The DisCos lauded the legislators, the Executive arm and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for their drive adding that they are focused on working with them to guarantee progressively effective force supply inside the troublesome period.

The force firms additionally repeated their responsibilities to improving help conveyance to the country during this COVID-19 pandemic period and from there on as they exhorted their clients to stay at home and stay safe. 

 the House of Representatives had on Saturday required the stockpile of free power to Nigerians for two months as a feature of measures to ease the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila decided at a gathering between the National Assembly initiative and the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmad, and the Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, among others.



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