Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) have promised to supply electricity to their consumers in Oyo and other Nigerian states free of charge for two months.
The companies made the announcement in a statement issued by the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy of the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Sunday Oduntan.
According to him, the decision of the companies to provide 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 Coronavirus pandemic.
He stressed further that the decision was in recognition of the challenging effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the economic and daily lives of the customers.
“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,”he said.
The decision of the companies was made after the Femi Gbajabiamila led 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.