The Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) and the Federal Government have agreed to provide two-month free electricity to Nigerians.
DISCOs on Wednesday said the decision was a palliative measure to relieve Nigerians of the burden of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Executive Director, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, ANED, Sunday Oduntan, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday.
The statement read; “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.”
“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.”