FG says it will no longer accept excuses from DisCos

The federal government would no longer accept excuses from Electricity Distribution companies for failure to distribute power to consumers. Minister of State I for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Shehuri, who gave the warning on Monday during an inspection of a 132 KVA Transmission Substation in Uyo, expressed dissatisfaction over the inability of DisCos to distribute available power to consumers.

“Their excuses of not taking power from transmission stations will no longer be acceptable. They are expected to abide by the electricity sector roadmap from the day they took over the distribution network,” he said. He said that the federal government had succeeded in improving power generation and transmission but lamented that distribution was the weak link in the system. The minister said that the federal government had come up with a lot of policies to strengthen power distribution in the country.

“Government is still intervening in the distribution system and that is why we initiated the Eligible Costumers Policy to allow consumers to take power directly from the TCN. “All these are being put in place because of failures we have been facing but definitely something has to be done. “It is either they sit up or they pave way for more competent investors to take over,” he added.

Source: Inside Business

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