Federal Gov’t threatens to revoke DisCo licences over poor power supply nationwide

Federal Gov’t threatens to revoke DisCo licences over poor power supply nationwide

Electricity distribution companies (DisCos) risk having their licences revoked over the incessant power shortage nationwide.

The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, said the ministry was deeply concerned about the ongoing inadequate electricity distribution by the DisCos, despite the generation companies (GenCos) increasing power output to 4,000MW.

In a message posted on his X handle on Wednesday, Adelabu decried that despite this progress, certain power distribution companies were failing to adequately distribute the power supplied by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

“I am committed to holding all distribution companies accountable for their performance. Willful non-performance will not be tolerated, and severe consequences, including licence revocation, may be imposed,” the minister warned.

“Additionally, I have instructed TCN to prioritise repair works on damaged transmission towers and power lines to improve supply in affected regions,” he added.

Speaking further, Adelabu revealed that steps were being taken to clear the debts owed to companies involved in power generation and gas supply, a move that will reduce financial burdens and enhance power generation across the country.

The minister further noted that he has summoned chief executives of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IEDC), alongside the managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to explain the ongoing challenges in power distribution across the country.

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