COVID-19: Nigerians To Enjoy Two Months Of Free Electricity
Electricity consumers in Nigeria will enjoy free electricity for two months, the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) has said.
ANED in a statement on Wednesday said it was 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.
According to the Executive Director, ANED, Sunday Oduntan, the two months free electricity is part of the electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) palliative measures to mitigate the hardship that is currently being borne by electricity consumers and other citizens all over the country in the face of COVID-19 pandemic. Adding that the modalities for the free power would be worked on and made public in due course.
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.”
Oduntan added, “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.”
He reiterated the commitment of the Discos to improving service delivery to the nation during the period of the coronavirus pandemic and thereafter.