DisCos Agree With FG To Provide Nigerians Two Months Free Electricity
The Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) have stated that they have agreed with the Federal Government to provide a two-month rebate of free electricity to their customers nationwide.
This was made known in a statement issued by the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy at the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Barrister Sunday Oduntan.
Oduntan explained that the decision was in recognition of the challenging effects of the COVID-19 on the economic and daily lives of the customers.
“We are also completely aligned with the plans to ensure palliative measures, including free electricity supply to all Nigerians for two months, to make life easier, during the lockdown period, adding that details of implementation to come soon.”
The ANED Executive Secretary said that the initiative is a fulfilment of the DisCos’ commitments to the nation as they align themselves with the efforts of the National Assembly and the Federal Executive to mitigate the hardships that are currently being borne by their customers and Nigerian citizens.
The DisCos commended the legislators, the Executive arm and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for their initiative, adding that they are committed to working with them to ensure more efficient power supply within the difficult period.
The DisCos assured that they are commitments to improving service delivery to the nation during this COVID-19 period and thereafter , advising customers to stay at home and stay safe.