Govs Hire Consultants To Break Discos Monopoly.

Govs Hire Consultants To Break Discos Monopoly.

Governors of the 36 states of the federation have agreed to work together to tackle epileptic power supply in the country.

As part of measures to achieve this objective, the governors have agreed to take steps to break the monopoly of Discos in power distribution across the states.

This is coming after in March 2023, then-President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law the constitutional amendment allowing states in the country to licence, generate, transmit, and distribute electricity, which was made known in a tweet by the presidential media spokesperson, Tolu Ogunlesi, while, President Bola Tinubu recently signed the Electricity Act of 2023 into law, marking an important development in the country’s electricity sector.

The Act aims to break the monopoly in electricity generation, transmission, and distribution at the national level, and also grants the power to generate, transmit, and distribute electricity to states, companies, and individuals.

Also, organised labour, comprising the Nigerian Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, has asked the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory to work out modalities to break the monopoly of the power distribution companies in the country. According to the labour unions, the discos, as currently constituted, are enjoying a monopoly in power distribution, making them ‘behave in ways that are untoward’ towards their customers.

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