No decision yet on two-month ‘free electricity’ – FG

 

The Federal Government has yet to take a decision to supply free electricity to Nigerians for two months, the Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has said.

The minister’s statement came after power distribution companies said that the two-month free electricity which they announced on Wednesday would be paid for by the National Assembly and the Federal Government.

House party: Kwam 1’s daughter brokered Naira Marley’s plea bargain with Lagos govt

Mamman, in a tweet on Friday, said, “No decision has been taken by the Federal Government to provide Nigerians with free electricity for two months.

“If and when that becomes a reality, it shall be announced officially.

“Be assured that the Federal Government is exploring ways to ameliorate any hardship on Nigerians.”

It’s not time to relax Coronavirus lockdown – NMA warns governors [MUST READ]

The Discos had announced on Wednesday that they were in support of the proposal by the National Assembly and the Federal Executive arm of government that Nigerians should get two months of free electricity.

Speaking through their umbrella body, the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, the Discos stated that the modalities for the free electricity would be worked on and made public in due course.

The Discos, however, clarified on Thursday that the electricity would be paid for by the Federal Government in partnership with the National Assembly.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *