Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Power Distributors explains Nigerian poor supply of Electricity

The Association of Nigeria Electricity Distributors of Nigeria
otherwise known as DISCOs, have asked Nigerians to stop blaming them
for the poor supply of electricity being experienced nationwide.
At a press briefing in Lagos yesterday May 17th, the Executive
Director of the Association, Sunday Oduntan, said electricity
distributors are denied access to gas whenever vandals rupture any
pipeline in the Niger Delta.
Oduntan also decried the acts of brutality electricity workers face in
the hands of military officers over electricity bills.
"Each time they vandalize gas pipeline in Niger Delta, or anywhere,
they are denying the gas station the essential gas which is used to
generate electricity. So shortage of gas leads to low generation of
electricity. Low generation and poor transmission facility leads to
low distribution. Therefore, Discos are not to blame for poor power
supply in Nigeria. There is a place in Abeokuta called Alamala
barracks, some soldiers led by a major from Alamala barracks went to a
place called Rounder to beat one of our individual staff and we have
the pictures of this incident. Up till today, nothing has been done by
the military authority. We call on the Federal government,
particularly President Buhari who is a retired general, to call his
boys to order. We cannot continue to run a country where the military
will be beating our boys when we are only asking them to pay their
bills.

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