FG Yet To Decide On 2 Months Free Electricity – Minister Of Power

Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Mamman Saleh has said the federal government is yet to decide on the two months free electricity proposed by the National Assembly.

The power distribution companies had said on Wednesday that the free electricity was to be funded by the federal government and the National Assembly.

In a tweet on Friday, Saleh 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 rest assured that the Federal Government is exploring ways to ameliorate any hardship on Nigerians.”

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, the umbrella body for Discos in the country had stated that modalities for the free electricity would be mapped out and publicised as negotiations progress.

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

The National Assembly had proposed a two-month free electricity to the federal government to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

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