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Reps, executive, other stakeholders set up joint committee on free electricity supply to Nigerians

The House of Representatives and stakeholders in the power sector on Thursday resolved to set up a joint implementation committee on the proposed two-month free power supply to the poor and vulnerable Nigerians as part of the stimulus package aimed at alleviating the effects of the COVID19 pandemic

This was agreed upon during a meeting held at the instance of the House leadership with the Minister of Power, Mr. Mamman Sale; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), James Momoh; Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Mele Kyari; Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), Mrs. Marilyn Amobi, as well as representatives of Distribution Companies (DisCos), who spoke on the need to identify who will bear the burden of cost of electricity for the period

In his remarks, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said the joint panel’s mandate is to work out modalities for the proposed two-month bill waiver for the most vulnerable people in the country

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