November 22, 2016

Fashola Warns DISCos: Stop Blackmailing Federal Government

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has warned electricity distribution firms (DISCos) to stop blackmailing the Federal Government. He said they should prove how much Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are owing each of them.

Responding to the newspaper advertorials that the DisCos have been running under its umbrella body, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), he said the group was being economical with the truth.

He accused ANED of failing to tell Nigerians that each of the DisCos has not presented the alleged debt profile to the Federal Government.

Fashola spoke at the monthly power sector meeting in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State. He insisted that debts are paid by quantification but not by estimation.

He reminded them that the privatisation exercise that handed over the assets to the power companies was between the government and each separate DisCos and not through an association.

10 comments:

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

I'm in support fashola on this issue. All their problems are on FG

Hassan Aderemi said...

Warning is not enough for the DISCos, he should also mandate them to improve on value for cost, we have not seen any substantial improvement from old NEPA that we know.

Ololade said...

I beg give us electric !

tornubari said...

pls oooooooooh

Uyi Osamwonyi said...

Ok oh,we just dey sit down look FED VS DISCO how e go take play..

#GodSaveUsAll

Chioma Ujo said...

All i know is that there should be no black out oooooo

Ay360 said...

All we want is jst do d right thing

Anonymous said...

Oga remember Ibafor no power for yearsoooooooooooooooo.

olisayemk said...

That is how they will keep on telling lies against federal Government.

Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

His right on what his saying