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COVID-19: Power Holding Companies In Nigeria Attests Two Months Free Power Supply To Nigerians

PHCN Attests Two Months Free Power Supply To Nigerians
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The Power Distribution Companies in Nigeria have tossed their weight behind the bill being proposed by the National Assembly for Nigerians to appreciate two months of free power to pad the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Review that last week, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, declared that a boost bill will be passed by the house once they reconvene that would command the Power Holding Company of Nigeria to allow Nigerians two months of free power.

In an announcement discharged on Wednesday, April 8, the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors ANED said the modalities for the free power would be chipped away at the earliest opportunity and they would inform Nigerians. 

The explanation which was marked by the Associations Executive Director, Sunday Oduntan, peruses to some extent;

Sunday 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.”

In a related advancement, the administration of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company IBEDC says it would give N100m towards the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic inside its operational region.

The Chief Operating Officer, IBEDC, John Ayodele, revealed this on Wednesday while giving nourishment things worth N10m to the Oyo State Government as a feature of measures to battle COVID-19 in the state. 

Ayodele said:

“IBEDC, as a law-abiding corporate citizen and socially responsible organisation, has earmarked about N100m for relief items namely rice, noodles and semovita. This gesture encompasses the states we cover namely Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Kwara, and partly Niger, Kogi and Ekiti states.”

While introducing the things, the IBEDC manager likewise reported that the organization has additionally given N5m to the University College Hospital Ibadan on the side of the establishment's endeavors at fighting the lethal infection.

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