Free electricity supply: Reps, Executive move to begin implementation


A joint committee made up of members of the House of Representatives and stakeholders in the power sector have been set up brainstorm on the implementation of the proposed two-month free power supply to the poor and vulnerable Nigerians.

Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila says the joint panel’s mandate is to work out modalities for the proposed two-month bill waiver for the most vulnerable people in the country.

The panel is also expected to identify the group of Nigerians to benefit from the free power supply, the number of households connected to the national grid as well as find the way forward for regular power supply to Nigerians after the COVID-19 crisis.

Lawmakers at the National Assembly had earlier this month tasked the federal government to provide free electricity to consumers as palliatives to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to a lockdown in major states across the country.


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