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FG Summons Heads Of AEDC And IBEDC Over Poor Power Supply

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Federal Government of Nigeria has invited the heads of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) over the poor power supply in their respective service areas.

Gatekeepers News reports that the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has also invited Sule Abdulazeez, the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), for the same reason.

Electricity supply across the country has been deteriorating since the beginning of the year, with distribution companies citing gas constraints to generating companies (GenCos) as the reason for the prolonged blackout.

In a statement, Bolaji Tunji, the Special Adviser on Strategic Communications and Media Relations to the Minister, mentioned that power supply should have improved due to the pressure being mounted on GenCos to increase their output.

“These two DisCos have been summoned due to the worsening power supply situation in their regions despite improved supply from TCN,” Tunji said.

“So, we expect power supply to have improved across the country, unlike what we are experiencing in some regions presently.

“Findings revealed that some distribution companies were deliberately not taking up power supply from TCN, while some power lines were also damaged by vandals in Abuja, Benin, Port Harcourt and Ibadan regions.”

The aide said the minister has threatened non-performing DisCos nationwide with “outright licence revocation”.

Tunji said the Minister also directed TCN to commence repair work on the damaged transmission lines.

He added that despite the shortage of gas, power generation has been ramped up to over 4000MW in recent days.

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