COVID-19: DisCos promise Nigerians free electricity for two months
For the period of the current coronavirus pandemic, DisCos have promised to supply electricity to their consumers free of charge nationwide.
Related NewsFor the period of the coronavirus pandemic, electricity distribution companies (DisCos) have promised to supply electricity to their consumers free of charge for two monthsThe promise was contained in a statement issued by the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy of the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Sunday Oduntan.
Rebate to consumersHe said the gesture by the companies, which comes in the form of a “two-month rebate of free electricity to their customers nationwide” was in alignment with the federal government’s effort to assuage the pain on the people as a result of the Ccoronavirus pandemic.
Mr Oduntan said the decision was in recognition of the challenging effects of thecoronavirus pandemicon the economic and daily lives of the customers.Mr Oduntan, who is also the spokesperson for the DisCos, said details of the implementation will be made public later.
“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,” the official said.“Details of implementation to come soon.”
Last week, the House of Representatives called for the supply of free electricity to Nigerians for two months as part of measures to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.The House said it was considering a second stimulus bill that will provide Nigerians with free electricity supply for two months.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, made the call at a meeting between the National Assembly leadership and the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmad, and the Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, among others.
The Nigerian government had imposed a lockdown on Lagos, Abuja and Ogun while many other state governments have also imposed movement ban on residents, to check the spread of the disease.NERC suspends new tariff regimeThe Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the regulatory authority in the electricity sector, had earlier shelved the take off of the new electricity tariff regime earlier scheduled for April 1, 2020.
In December 31, 2019, thecommission announced a new multi-year tariff order (MYTO)that it said would supersede the previous one issued since 2015.The order involved the review of the electricity tariffs chargeable by the 11 DISCos for all categories of consumers in the country, except the residential category (R1).
However, NERC later clarified that the effective date for the new tariff had been shifted to April 1, although thegovernment promised to continue subsidising electricity consumption cost.On February 29, the commission again announced the suspension of the take off of the new tariff regime.
In its given Order No: NERC/198/2020 on the transition to cost reflective tariffs in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI), NERC announced the decision to delay action for three months till June 30, 2020. Read more: Premium Times »
And my phone will soon go off No light in federal housing lugbe abuja for almost 24hours now. The moment this was mentioned PHCN took our light and till today it hasn't been restored Nigerian government 🤭 but I know we going to pay for it one way or the other. Wen we r not in free town. Nigeria don't have electricity
How would prepaid customers benefit from this great benefits coming from nigeria government from the first time Seeing is believing. Even without transformer Free electricity for 2 months, nice Starting when? I just received my monthly bill today. I might be wrong but they are the first private organization that has decided to give there services free and we are still complaining.
Well done despite all the challenges the discos are facing This is when they won’t give us the small light they manage to share for us every two weeks again Always coping from other smaller African countries. Yeye giant of Africa If electricity is hardly available when paid for, what will happen when it is given for free. Let's brace up for 2 months of darkness. 😷😷🤷♀😎
Even when Nigerians paid for it,no light,is it now there will give or it is for government houses,and members of parliament The power supply is even worse than before. B4 d lockdown it was one day on ,one day off,during d lockdown its now one day on,two days off What about prepaid consumers? 🤔 Please you people should shut
Which DISCO? OfficialPHED Where is the light? Useless promise In other words, it's a refund of whatever you end up paying for 2 months, re-credited into your account. Its not a bad idea if you ask me, but the report was not clear of when the 2 month period would begin (or has it started already?) It would have been better for them to promise uninterrupted electricity supply and we pay instead of promising free. Our problem really has never been payment but asking Us to pay for what we did not use.
just tell us when it start so we know how to deal with this idiot should they come near our door.... We are waiting Is it the light that we don't have or what I don't understand Hmm... How would those using pre-paid meter get it? Liars Giving electricity for free is one thing bringing the light is another.
Keep deceiving yourselves and how will customers with prepaid meter benefit from this... 🙇 The two months electricity supply without payment in Nigeria due to covid 19 pandemic is a welcome development but will the light be available for usage? Finally! But the problem now is steady supply Blackout looms
🤣🤣🤣🤣 why is the Nigerian in me thinking this is a Greek gift? free light yafun yafun! hip hip, hurray! Commendable that's if it's not audio ooo.. Because since Nigeria is a fake country, fake promise is inevitable A lot of transformers will start developing faults. Na naija we dey. Where is the electricity they promised to give? You don't promise what you don't have. Do they have it?
Iberiberism lives here. You guys want to give us nothing for free. Why not give the light and bill us for it? We don't want fee nothings!! Wasted promise as they can't even fit the transformer issue at my locality, Kwata , Jos south lga of plateau state for over 2months now no light No light here for 3 days straight now 🙄🙄🙄
Pls someone should clarify this, if this is the case, what about those using prepaid meter? We don't want free light, just make sure there is constant light and we will pay. Simple Hmmm audio light 😂😂 Abeg no give us,just free us make we start our normal life When we hardly see the light So will still go and ask for it
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