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Discos blame government for rejection of allocated electricity

The electricity distribution companies have blamed the Federal Government for their rejection of loads allocated to them, a situation that is worsening the poor power supply in the country.

Essentially, the Discos alleged that the government reneged on all pre-privatisation agreements, making it difficult for them to deliver efficient services.

But the Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, insists that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) now has the capacity to transmit 6,500mw of electricity.

The Guardian had on Monday exclusively reported that an average of 1,000 megawatts (mw) is rejected daily by the Discos.

The Association of Nigeria Electricity Distributors (ANED) Director of Research and Advocacy, Sunday Olurotimi Oduntan, told The Guardian that at the time of the handover of the privatised entities within the power sector on November 1, 2013, there was a performance agreement signed between the Discos and the Federal Government.

The Guardian, September 13, 2017

 

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