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COVID-19: Nigerians to enjoy two months of free electricity

Epileptic power supply may persist till 2023 – DisCos

Electricity consumers in the country are to enjoy two months of free supply, the umbrella body of power distribution companies, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) said in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to ANED, they 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, adding that modalities for the free power would be worked on and made public in due course.

In the statement signed by the Executive Director, ANED, Sunday Oduntan, the group said: “The electricity distribution companies recognise the challenging effects of the coronavirus on the economic and daily lives of our customers.

“In fulfillment 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.

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“We are committed to working with them to ensure more efficient power supply within this difficult period, as the nation battles with the ravages of COVID-19.

“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 reiterated the commitment of the Discos to improving service delivery to the nation during the period of the coronavirus pandemic and thereafter.

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