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Nigerian Government Warns DISCOs to Improve Service or Leave

Nigerian Government Warns DISCOs to Improve Service or Leave

Nigerian government on Monday warned power distribution companies in the country to step up their service delivery or quit. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works, Power and Housing, gave the warning at the opening ceremony of the 11th Monthly Stakeholders meeting in Lagos. His words: “We all know the issues around metering and billing system; we


Mass Sack Looms in Nigeria’s Power Sector

A fresh round of workers’ sack is imminent in the power sector as efforts to mitigate crises in the nation’s electricity sector face difficulties. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), who disclosed this in Lagos yesterday, charged the distribution companies (DISCOs) to begin the sack of “bad eggs” in their services, up

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A Credible Tariff Framework for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (2016)

NIAF was the principal technical partner of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in developing a new tariff framework that conforms with the new policy directives and regulatory path of the current political administration. The Multi-Year Tariff Order (MYTO) Framework needed to be updated, based on newly developed guidelines. This process required significant interactions with


Power Sector Reform: DisCo Sustainability (2015)

A publication from the knowledge portal of the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF), outlines the approach led by NIAF to devise a critical path for all 11 DisCos to achieve a state of readiness necessary for operating within the Transitional Electricity Market (TEM). Source: NIAF Knowledge www.niafng.org Click ‘Download’ above for full document


EKO Disco Threatens Publication of Energy Theft Customers

The management of EKO Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EKEDCP) on Thursday said it would soon publish the names of energy theft customers within its network. The DISCO Chief Executive Officer, Mr Oladele Amoda, disclosed that the company was losing over 30 percent revenue to energy theft monthly. Amoda said it was surprising that educated customers


Power Firms Want Forex at Official Rate

Power firms should be given preferential treatment with respect to foreign exchange, which is needed to procure equipment such as transformers, meters and turbines, the Managing Director, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Plc, Mr. John Donnachie, has said. Donnachie stated this on Monday at a briefing in Ibadan after the tour of the Eleyele 2x15MVA 33/11KV


Why Foreign Investors Shun Power Sector

Foreign investors have rejected the invitation of the Federal Government to invest in the  power sector because of its low prospects. This happening as the country is seeking ways to invest $20billion yearly in the sector over the next five years  to generate 20,000 megawatts (Mw) of electricity to boost power supply. It was gathered

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