Federal Government bans purchase of transformers by electricity consumers
Written by Morenike Adebayo on September 9, 2016
The Federal Government has outlawed the procurement of transformers by electricity consumers, maintaining that it remains the duty of distribution companies (Discos). It also charged operators in the nation’s power sector to improve investments in order to upgrade their networks.
The government equally expressed readiness to offset the electricity bills owed by ministries, departments and agencies put at ninety-seven billion naira by the Discos. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made the disclosures during a meeting with officials of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company yesterday.
Fasholaalso charged the operators to improve customer relationship as well as close the metering gap and educate consumers on energy conservation.