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Coronavirus: FG, DisCos concludes 2 months free electricity arrangement for Nigerians

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The Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in Nigeria on Wednesday said they would align with the federal government to provide a two-month free electricity to their customers nationwide.

In a statement by the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy at the Association of Nigeiarian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Barrister Sunday Oduntan, said the decision was in response to the challenging effects of the coronavirus in Nigeria.

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“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.”

Oduntan also said DisCos is committed to the nation as they align themselves with the efforts of the National Assembly and the Federal Executive to mitigate the hardships that are currently being borne by their customers and Nigerian citizens.

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They commended the lawmakers, the Executive arm and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for their initiative saying that they are committed to working with them to ensure more efficient power supply within the difficult period.

The power firms also reiterated their commitments to improving service delivery to the nation during this COVID-19 pandemic period and thereafter as they advised their customers to stay at home and stay safe.

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The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila made the call at a meeting between the National Assembly leadership and the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmad, and the Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, among others.

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