COVID-19: IKEJA ELECTRIC PLC SAYS NO TO FREE ELECTRICITY
Contrary to what members of the public were made to believe that the Federal has given directive to Electricity Distribution Companies to effect a two month free electricity supply to its customers to cushion the effect of lock-down occasioned by Corona –virus, Ikeja Electric Plc said such gesture is not visible at the moment and have asked its customers to continue to pay their utility bills as at when due.
The Management,Ikeja Electric Plc in a statement on Thursday said though it fully supports the ongoing efforts of the National Assembly, in collaboration with the Federal Government, to consider a proposal on the possibility of providing free electricity for two months as part of Covid-19 palliative for customers.
‘’However, it is important to point out that at the moment, it is only a proposal and is still undergoing stakeholder reviews on its feasibility. It has not been approved by the Government as a stimulus package or palliative.’’
‘’As such, the ability of the DisCos to implement this proposed palliative is subject to the stimulus package being passed by the National Assembly and signed into law by Mr. President.’’
‘’We urge all our customers to continue to pay their utility bills as usual, while on our part, we shall continue to serve and put our customers first during this difficult period. The statement added