..Rules out increase in tariff
Against the backdrop of incessant complaints of poor performance against electricity distribution companies in the country, the minister of Power, Works and Housing Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, has threatened to withdraw the operating licence of any ailing Disco.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to Babatunde Fashola, SAN, Minister of Power, Works and Housing asking him to use his good offices and leadership position “to urgently provide information on specific details of spending on the privatisation of the electricity sector”.
Managing Director, Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, Mr Usman Gur Mohammed
WITH the increased demand for electricity fueled by population growth and rising urbanisation in the country, stakeholders in the power sector have said that the Distribution Companies, DISCOs, lack the capacity to wheel 6500 megawatts (mw) of electricity transmitted to them.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a power sector recovery programme comprising policy actions, operational and financial interventions to improve transparency and service delivery.
The Electricity Meter Manufacturing Association of Nigeria, EMMAN, has warned that it would no longer condone acts capable of undermining its position in the industry. Muhideen Ibrahim, its secretary, said the allegation levelled against the company by some distribution companies, DISCOs, that it produces inferior meters compared to the ones imported from China and other countries, was not true.
Ugo Amadi with agency report
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, says it will sanction DISCOs which failed to meter electricity customers in their networks before Feb. 28, 2017.
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says it will sanction DISCOs which failed to meter electricity customers in their networks before Feb. 28, 2017.
The former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Honourable Dimeji Bankole, has joined the league of eminent Nigerians that are calling for the listing of big corporations operating in Nigeria on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
UFOMBA UZUEGBU, Asst News Editor
Labour, under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), has taken a swipe at the operators in the electricity generation and distribution companies in the country for buck-passing against the backdrop of their apparent inability to provide stable power supply to Nigerians, despite huge tariffs.
PAULETTE ORJIME, Abuja
CONSUMER Protection Council (CPC) has charged the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola to hold his operators’ accountable to their contracts with consumers.
The Director General of the Council, Mrs. Dupe Atoki, made the assertion on recently in Abuja when she paid a courtesy call on the minister in his office.