Power companies set to give Nigerians two months free electricity as coronavirus palliative

Nigerian Power Distribution Companies are set to give the country citizens two months of free electricity as a palliative for coronavirus.

Mr. Sunday Oduntan, Executive Director, the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors in a statement on Wednesday said plans for free power would be worked on as soon as possible while they will inform Nigerians.

“The electricity distribution companies recognize 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 a 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.”

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