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nigerian govt vows to impose 50 sanction on discos over outages

Nigerian govt vows to impose 50% sanction on DisCos over outages

The Nigerian government has vowed to impose a 50 per cent sanction on electricity distribution companies over incessant outages and poor service delivery to consumers. On Monday, Musiliu Useni, the vice chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, disclosed this in a statement on the commission’s X account. He urged DisCos to improve their performance or suffer consequences. “NERC will look at performance on a case by case basis. Sanctions and actions will not be the same. Ensure that you improve your efficiency. If your efficiency is at the level expected, you will get your full OPEX. If you don’t perform, you will only get 50% of your admin OPEX,” he said. DAILY POST recalls that in the past weeks, there has been reduced electricity supply in parts of Nigeria. Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, the firm that services the southeast said in a statement on Monday that the drop in power supply is beyond the organization. DAILY POST recalls that the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, had blamed gas constraints and debts for the drop in electricity supply nationwide. As a solution, Adelabu inaugurated a committee to fix the drop in electricity supply nationwide. However, DAILY POST gathered that elliptic power supply has been unabated in some parts of Nigeria.

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