CoronavirusNigeriaPoliticsCorona Virus: House of Rep Proposes Bill To Provide Two Months Free Electricity Supply For Nigerians

Olufemi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the House of Representatives has disclosed that the House is proposing a Second Stimulus Bill to provide access to free electricity supply for Nigerians.

In a recent update published on Twitter, the speaker announced that the proposed bill with have Nigerians enjoy electricity for the next two months.

Gbajabimila disclosed this on Saturday after a meeting with the Minister of Finance, Ahmed Zainab, stating that the bill will help to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At a meeting today, between @nassnigeria and the Minister of Finance, @ZShamsuna and her team, I disclosed that @HouseNGR is considering a second Stimulus Bill that will provide Nigerians with free electricity supply for two months to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

He further stated that the House leadership had engaged the Discos in the past to days in order to work out the details. He noted that the proposed bill will boost using the informal sector and will be considered once the House of Rep resumes.

“The proposed Bill will boost the economy through the informal sector and is to be considered immediately @HouseNGR reconvenes from its ongoing break.

The House leadership had engaged the Discos in the last few days to work out the details.”

The was coming after the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) announced a change in the date it had initially set for a new tariff to take effect.

NERC had originally issued a directive for the commencement of a new tariff on 1 April 2020 but later noted a change in a new order with reference number: NERC/198/2020.

The development was due to complaints from the end-use customers such as poor service delivery, inadequate provision of prepaid meters, hours of guaranteed supply and the COVID-19 pandemic, the old date set at tomorrow is no longer valid.

Beloved John (Staff Writer)

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