Nigerian Power Distribution companies have pledged two months of free electricity to ease the effect of the virus on Nigerians.
This promised was made after the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, announced that a stimulus bill will be passed by the house once they reconvene that would mandate the Power Holding Company of Nigeria to give Nigerians two months of free electricity.
As at 8th April, a statement was released by the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) who said the modalities for the free power would be worked on as soon as possible and they would notify Nigerians.
The statement reads ;
“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 lock-down period. Details of implementation to come soon.”