The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) in the country would now have a timeline of just 40 days to connect new customers willing to get connected to their networks, THISDAY reports.

Fashola, stated in a communique from the October edition of the monthly power sector operators’ meeting in Owerri, that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has passed a regulation that has reduced the time for connection of new customers from 145 days to 40 days.

He noted that the new regulation was part of the government’s regulation on the ease of doing business in Nigeria, and that Discos must comply with it.