COVID-19: Discos Agree To Give Nigerians Uninterrupted Power Supply For Two Months


Nigerians are set to enjoy uninterrupted power supply for two months as Nigeria’s electricity distribution companies (DisCos) have agreed not to hold electricity to help cushion the effect of the coronavirus in the country.

The 11 DisCos in the country under the umbrella body, the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

The Executive Director of Research and Advocacy and Spokesperson of the body, Sunday Oduntan, said the details of the implementation will be provided soon.

The statement read: “The Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOS) recognise the challenging effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) 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 hardships that are currently being borne by our customers and other citizens all over the country.

“We commend the Federal Legislators, the Executive arm and The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for their initiative and we are 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 lockdown period. Details of implementation to come soon.

“Again, as a key utility player in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), we hereby reiterate our commitment to improving service delivery to the nation during this pandemic period and thereafter.”

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