COVID-19: DISCOS & FG Agree On A Two-Month Free Electricity For Nigerians


The Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) yesterday said they have keyed into the the federal government’s plan to provide a two-month free electricity supply to their customers across the country.

In a statement issued by the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy at the Association of Nigeiarian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Barr. Sunday Oduntan, said the decision was in recognition of the challenging effects of COVID-19 also known as coronavirus on the economic and personal lives of the customers.

Sunday Oduntan, who is also the spokesman for the DisCos, said: “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. Details of implementation to come soon.”

Barr. Sunday Oduntan also said 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 lessen the hardships that are currently being borne by their customers and Nigerian citizens.

The DisCos lauded the lawmakers, 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.

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