COVID-19: DisCos support move to give 2 months free electricity to consumers



The Electricity Companies (DisCos) have given assurance of its support the plan to supply free electricity to all consumers, as one of the palliative measures to bring succour to Nigerians in the face -19 induced period.Mr Sunday Oduntan, Executive Director,  Research and Advocacy Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), confirmed their support the move Wednesday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  that the the House of Representatives to a fresh Stimulus Bill that  will allow Nigerians to enjoy electricity supply months without any .According to Oduntan, details of the implementation of plans the free electricity supply will come soon.“We are completely aligned with the plans to ensure palliative measures, including free electricity supply to all Nigerians months, to make life easier, during the lockdown period.

“We recognise the challenging effects of the Coronavirus (-19) the economic and daily lives of our customers.“In fulfilment of  our commitments to the nation, we hereby align ourselves with the efforts of the National Assembly and the Federal Executive Council to mitigate the hardships that are currently faced by our customers and other citizens all the country,” he said in a statement.Oduntan said that DisCos also commended the Federal Legislators, the Executive arm and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for the initiative.

He said 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 -19.“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,” Oduntan said. (NAN)