The Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) on Wednesday said they have lined up with the central government to give a two-month rebate of free electricity to their customers nationwide.
In an announcement by the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy at the Association of Nigeiarian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Barrister Sunday Oduntan, said the choice was in acknowledgment of the difficult impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the financial and every day lives of the clients.
Oduntan, who is additionally the representative for the DisCos, stated: “We are likewise 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 usage to come soon.”
Oduntan additionally said the activity is a satisfaction of the DisCos’ responsibilities to the country as they adjust themselves to the endeavors of the National Assembly and the Federal Executive to alleviate the hardships that are at present being borne by their clients and Nigerian residents.
The DisCos complimented the administrators, the Executive arm and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for their drive adding that they are focused on working with them to guarantee increasingly productive force supply inside the troublesome period.
The force firms likewise emphasized their responsibilities to improving assistance conveyance to the country during this COVID-19 pandemic period and from that point as they exhorted their clients to remain at home and remain safe.
Bossvibe reports that the House of Representatives had on Saturday required the supply of free power to Nigerians for two months as a major aspect of measures to relieve 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.