Barrister Sunday Oduntan, the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy at the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) and the spokesperson for DISCOS narrates the effect posed by this pandemic COVID-19 on the economic and daily lives of the customers.
Oduntan said: “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 lock-down period. Details of implementation to come soon”.
Oduntan also said that DISCOS sees it as a responsibility to assist the nation by aligning themselves with the efforts of the National Assembly and the Federal Executive to reduce the hardships that are currently being borne by their customers and Nigerian citizens at large.
The DISCOS commended the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for their initiative to help their customers by giving out free two months electricity, adding that they are committed to working with them to ensure more efficient power supply within this difficult period. The power firms also advised their customers to stay at home to curb the spread of the corona virus and promised to ensure more efficient power supply.
Daily Trust reports that the Federal House of Representatives had on Saturday called on the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and DISCOS for the supply of free electricity to Nigerians for two months as a measure to help Nigerians in staying at home to help to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.