#Coronavirus: DISCOS promise 2 months free electricity supply for Nigerians [See full statement]

In its bid to help in the fight against the rampaging Coronavirus pandemic, the 11 Eletricity Distribution Companies in Nigeria have resolved to supply free electricity to customers for a period of two months.

This, the ANED said, is being worked out and will soon roll out across the country.

See the full statement below:

ANED PRESS STATEMENT

The Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOS) recognise the challenging effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the economic and daily lives of our customers.

In fulfilment our commitments to the nation, we hereby align ourselves with the efforts of the National Assembly and the Federal Executive to mitigate the hardships that are currently being borne by our customers and other citizens all over the country.

We commend the Federal Legislators, the Executive arm and The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for their initiative and 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.

Again, as a key utility player in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), we hereby reiterate our commitment to improving service delivery to the nation during this pandemic period and thereafter.

Please stay home and stay safe.

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

*Barr Sunday Oduntan*
Executive Director (Research & Advocacy)
Association of Nigeiarian Electricity Distributors.
& Spokesman for all the DISCOS.

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