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COVID-19: The free electricity is not for all Nigerians – Femi Gbajabiamila

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Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has revealed that the free electrical energy concept amid the Coronavirus pandemic is no longer for all Nigerians.


The Speaker revealed this after a assembly on Thursday April 16, with pinnacle federal authorities officials, main officers of the House of Representatives and stakeholders in the energy sector.

It was once agreed that a joint committee will be setup to work out modalities for the proposed two-month free electricity grant to Nigerians aimed at cushioning the results of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Femi Gbajabiamila stated the committee would become aware of Nigerians that would gain from the free strength grant the use of the range of households related to the countrywide grid “which will provide a way ahead for ordinary energy provide to Nigerians after the COVID-19 crisis.”

Femi Gbajabiamila stated the committee would perceive Nigerians that would gain from the free electricity provide the usage of the range of households linked to the country wide grid “which will provide a way ahead for everyday electricity furnish to Nigerians after the COVID-19 crisis.”

Tweets shared on his authentic Twitter handle reads;

As part of ongoing efforts to provide free electricity to Nigerians during this COVID-19 lockdown, today the @HouseNGR leadership under my watch met with the power sector stakeholders,the Minister of Power, GMD of NNPC @MKKyari, NERC Chairman, MD of NBET, Heads of all DISCOs…..to work out the most practical way to effect this palliative.

With all the useful submissions I have set up a technical committee that will design a workable model that will hopefully target intended consumers throughout Nigeria. Everyone is committed to achieving this objective

On his part, NNPC GMD Mele Kyari cited that the trouble of gas supply to the GenCos is imperative to energy provide in the country. He introduced that the thought is viable if the difficulty of who is to lift the burden of value and margins in the provide cost chain is settled and agreed on.

Mele in addition disclosed that “note had to be taken of the genuine beneficiaries of the two-month free energy provide palliative because no longer each and every Nigerian falls into the class of the poorest.” He pointed out that the industrial zone ought to be of subject at the give up of the disaster period.

The NNPC GMD stated even though one hundred per cent uninterrupted strength provide is not possible due to the fact now not sufficient is generated due to the COVID-19 crisis, he certain that gasoline provide would now not be an trouble as a hundred per cent furnish is assured as soon as the debt difficulty is addressed.

The DisCos guaranteed that they can supply the mandate as quickly as all the small print had been labored out and agreed on.

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