Power distribution companies have signalled their acceptance of the proposal by the National Assembly and government of President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians should get two months of free electricity.
The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, the Discos conveyed this on Wednesday night, saying the modalities for the free power would be worked on and made public in due course.
The Executive Director, ANED, Sunday Oduntan said, “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.”