Power distribution companies on Wednesday announced that there were in support of the proposal by the National Assembly and the Federal Executive arm of government that Nigerians should get two months of free electricity.
Speaking through their umbrella body, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, the Discos stated that modalities for the free power would be worked on and made public in due course.
The Executive Director, ANED, Sunday Oduntan, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday night.
He said, “The electricity distribution companies recognise the challenging effects of the coronavirus on 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 to mitigate the hardship that is currently being borne by our customers and other citizens all over the country.”
The Discos commended the federal legislators, the executive arm and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission for their initiative.
Oduntan said, expressed commitment to working with them to ensure more efficient power supply within the difficult period, as the nation battles with the ravages of COVID-19.
He stated that Discos as key utility players in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry reiterate their commitment to improving service delivery to the nation during this pandemic period and thereafter.
The power firms urged Nigerians to stay home and stay safe.
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