The seeming suspicious mode of relationship between the federal government and electricity distribution companies (Discos) in Nigeria’s power sector on Friday got a little more scrappier with new claims by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, that the government’s resolve to get the Discos to live by the terms of their service agreements had rattled them hence a media attack on him.
Fashola in a chat with THISDAY in Abuja, spared few words in criticising the reactions of the Discos to his directive to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) some weeks back, to take up regulatory actions to get the Discos to do their jobs.
Also, the minister lampooned the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy of the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Mr. Sunday Oduntan, who responded to his orders for the Discos. He specifically called Oduntan an interloper.
THISDAY, July 21, 2018
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