UPDATE: DISCO Promises Nigerians Two Months of Free Electricity

The electricity distribution companies (DisCos) have given assurance to Nigerians that it would supply free and more stable electricity for two months.

The promise was stated in a statement issued by Barr. Sunday Oduntan.The Executive Director, Research and Advocacy of the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED).

He also said the decision was in recognition of the challenging effects of the pandemic on the economic and daily lives of electricity customers.

Mr Oduntan, who is also the spokesperson for the DisCos,had stated that more details of the implementation will be made known to the public later.

“We are also complete aligned with the plans to ensure appropriate measures, including two months electricity supply to Nigerians Nation wild for free,  to make life easier during the lockdown period,” the official said.

Last week, the House of Representatives called for the supply of free electricity to Nigerians for two months as part of measures to curtail the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The House said it was considering a second stimulus bill that will enable Nigerians with two months free electricity supply.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, made the call at a meeting between the house and other arms of government.

The Nigerian government had imposed a lockdown on Lagos, Abuja and Ogun while many other state governments have also imposed movement ban on residents in order to curtail the spread of the deadly disease.


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