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The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in its Fourth Quarter Report 2021 shows that the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) received a total of 222,639 complaints from consumers in Quarter 4 of 2021. The report, however, said the DisCos resolved 212,382 complaints corresponding to a 95.39 percent resolution rate. The report explained that the 222,639 complaints represented 9.91 percent less of the 24,479 of those received in Q3, 2021. “Metering, billing, and service interruption were the...

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ENUGU — Following the industrial action embarked on by electricity workers on Wednesday, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, calls on her esteemed customers and Neighborhood Associations to be vigilant and protect all electrical installations within their environment. Emphasizing the need for collective safeguarding of the installations, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, Head of Corporate Communication, EEDC, revealed that based on past experience, unscrupulous persons might take advantage of electricity outages to vandalize electricity installations. Ezeh stated,...

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), to increase the production of solar cells to boost the country’s alternative power sources. Mohammed Haruna, chief executive officer, NASENI, disclosed this to journalists on Friday, after briefing with the president on the activities of the agency, in Abuja. A solar cell, also known as a photovoltaic cell, is an electrical device that converts light energy into electrical energy...

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BAUCHI — Electricity consumers in Bauchi State have decried high tariffs, epileptic supply, and non-availability of prepaid meters in the state. They also accused Jos Electricity Distribution Company, (JEDC) of sabotaging the Federal Government effort for its failure to install prepaid meters to conform to the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP). Recall that the federal government had mandated Distribution companies (DISCOs) to meter residential and commercial buildings under its National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP). Some...

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MINNA — Niger State House of Assembly, Office of the Secretary to the State Government, and water board are among other government offices that resorted to using generators to power their offices due to the disconnection of the offices by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) over a debt amounting to N1.9 billion. AEDC regional manager in Minna in a document issued on Friday said the debt spanned over eight years and vowed not to...

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ABUJA — The minister of power, Abubakar Aliyu has been summoned by President Buhari for a meeting at the presidential villa. The meeting was organized to discuss the unstable power supply experienced across the country in recent weeks. Doyin Salami, the president’s chief economic adviser, was also summoned for a meeting according to the statement issued by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and public. “The President is scheduled to meet...

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ABUJA — The national assembly has passed a bill seeking to reform the generation and transmission of electricity. The bill grants the state governments legal autonomy to generate, transmit and distribute electricity It is entitled: “A Bill For An Act to alter the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to allow States generate, transmit and distribute electricity in areas covered by the national grid; and for related matters”. The bill...

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ABUJA — The Nigeria Governors Forum has rejected the Electricity Bill 2022, which they argued, is against the interest of the states because it seeks to re-establish a centrally-controlled electricity sector. This is contained in a letter by the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) Dr. Kayode Fayemi, addressed to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power, Gabriel Suswan. The NGF spokesman Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo in a statement noted that Fayemi, who is Ekiti...

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ABUJA — The Federal Government is willing to partner with investors in the power sector to improve the power supply in the country. Minister of Power, Mr. Abubakar Aliyu made this known while receiving the Ambassador of Turkey to Nigeria, Mr. Hidayet Bayratar, in the company of two other delegates in office in Abuja. According to a statement by the Information Officer in the Press and Public Relations Unit of the Ministry of Power, Mr....

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President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Muazu Sambo to replace Sal Mamman as minister of power. The president asked the senate to approve Sambo as the minister of power. Sale Mamman, former minister of power was sacked alongside Sabo Nanono, former agriculture minister by Buhari in September. The president’s request seeking the confirmation of Sambo was in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday. Buhari...

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