DisCos ‘Probing Corrupt Officials’ as They Look to Purge System


Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) are currently investigating their employees  suspected to be corrupt.

The exercise will help in checking workers who extort money from consumers before attending to their electricity needs. It will also fish out those who collect bribes under the pretext of providing meters, transformers, poles, cables and other equipment to customers. Those who connive with consumers to by-pass meters and tamper with their meters, among other untoward practices, will also be flushed out of the system.

The DisCos have been urging customers to provide information on workers who demand bribe from them. Executive Director of Research and Advocacy of the Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Mr Sunday Oduntan, indicated that the power firms were battling corruption. He said the sack of corrupt officials would enhance their operations. According to him, the 11 DisCos were heavily relying on ANED to deal with corruption.

Source: Energy Mix


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