Electricity distribution companies DISCOs in Nigeria has said they are in support of the National Assembly’s proposal to give Nigerians two months of free electricity during the lock-down occasioned by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Executive Director of the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors ANED, Sunday Oduntan, in Abuja, the Discos stated that modalities for the free power would be worked on and made public in due course.
Oduntan stated: “The electricity distribution companies recognise the challenging effects of the coronavirus on the economic and daily lives of our customers.
“In fulfillment of our commitments to the nation, we hereby align ourselves with the efforts of the National Assembly and the Federal Executive to mitigate the hardship that is currently being borne by our customers and other citizens all over the country.”
He further stated that the Discos were committed to working with them to ensure more efficient power supply within this difficult period, as the nation battles with the ravages of COVID-19.
“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 lock-down period. Details of implementation to come soon.” He added.
He reiterated the Discos’ commitment to improving service delivery to the nation during the period of the coronavirus pandemic and thereafter.
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