Following the ongoing customer enumeration exercise by the Discos, the Network of Nigerian Civil Society Organizations has urged the Discos to intensify their efforts and ensure the enumeration of electricity consumers nationwide in order to establish the actual number of power users across the country.
The enumeration exercise is one to bridge the huge financial deficit in Nigeria’s power sector because it would ensure that electricity users pay for the services they get from the Discos which have not been captured by the power firms.
While presenting a paper in Abuja, the DG NNCSOs, Agbonkpolor Splendor said, “Nigerians are willing to pay for electricity, but the truth is that they can’t get it as expected.” According to him, until Nigeria gets the power sector right, nothing will be right.
Discos have said that the ongoing Customer Enumeration Exercise is to improve its service delivery within its coverage area. By definition, enumeration is the complete, ordered listing of all the items in a collection. Discos have called on its customers to please make themselves available for the enumeration exercise.