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Reps order DISCOs to connect Nigerian villages to national grid

The House of Representatives has ordered the electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to connect electrified towns and villages to the national grid without delay.

The decision of the House followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Mr. Odebunmi Dokun (APC, Oyo) who lamented the plight of the people in his constituency and the other constituencies all over the country suffering darkness as a result of the refusal of DISCOs to connect already electrified towns to the national grid.

Mr. Odebunmi described the action of the companies as tantamount to frustrating the effort of government.

“Refusal by the DISCOs to connect the town even when all the conditions have been met is frustrating government efforts over the years to provide electricity for the people,” he said
He also stated that “almost all the states of the federation have completed many electrification projects which are yet to be connected to the national grid due to the refusal of the electricity distribution company refusing to connect to the grid.”

The House accordingly resolved that it’s Committee on Power should interface with the companies to complete electrification projects and report back in 6weeks for further legislative action.

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