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Discos To Offer Nigerian Two-month Free Electricity

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Discos To Offer Nigerian Two-month Free Electricity

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UPDATE: The Office of The Minister of Power said through a tweet that; “NO DECISION has been taken by the Federal Government to provide Nigerians with FREE ELECTRICITY for 2 months. If and when that becomes a reality, it shall be announced officially. Be rest assured that FG is exploring ways to ameliorate any hardship on Nigerians.”

The Power distribution companies have announced that they were in support of the proposal by the National Assembly and the Federal Government that Nigerians should get two months of free electricity.

The Executive Director, ANED, Sunday Oduntan, disclosed that;

  • The electricity distribution companies recognise the challenging effects of the coronavirus on the economic and daily lives of our customers.
  • 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.
  • In fulfilment of our commitments to the nation, we hereby align ourselves with the efforts of the National Assembly and the Federal Executive to mitigate the hardship that is currently being borne by our customers and other citizens all over the country.”

NERC suspends new tariff regime

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the regulatory authority in the electricity sector, had earlier shelved the take-off of the new electricity tariff regime earlier scheduled for April 1, 2020.

NB: This is an updated post on the provision of two months of free power supply by the Federal Government and Discos. We will keep this page updated as more information is available.

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