Connect with us

Energy and Power

Breaking: Nigerians to enjoy 2-months free electricity – Reps

Published

on

Femi Gbajabiamila
Spread the love

Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Saturday revealed that a bill for two months free electricity for Nigerians would be considered.


He said the bill if passed into law will cushion the hardships Nigerians are going through as a result of stay at home order as a way of steming the tide of coronavirus disease.

Read Also:  Gbajabiamila felicitates with Sanwo-Olu for marking one year in office


He added that the proposed bill will help in boosting the economy through the informal sector as the country prepares for the aftermath of the coronavirus.

The bill which is second in less than a month, will be considered immediately the House reconvenes from its ongoing break, declared due to the pandemic. 

Read Also:  COVID-19: Gbajabiamila demands all-inclusive relief package for Nigerians

He further said, that the leadership of the National Assembly has extended the resumption date, initially slated for April 7, by one week in compliance with government’s 2-week stay-at-home policy.  

Gbajabiamila spoke at the National Assembly on Saturday during a meeting between the National Assembly leadership and the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmad, the Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, among others.

Read Also:  World Bank bringing in $500 million to fix electricity in Nigeria

If the bill scale through and is implemented, it will be the first in history in Nigeria.

Trending

Contact Us:

  • Address: Address: 1st Floor,  Nwakpabi Plaza,  Suite 110, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Apo,  Abuja
  • Tel: +234 7036084449, +234 8066722600, +234 7012711701
  • Email: info@capitalpost.ng

Quick Links: