Electricity: Nigerians demand withdrawal of power companies’ licenses - Poll

Electricity: Nigerians demand withdrawal of power companies’ licenses - Poll

Despite huge funds pumped into Nigeria's electricity sector over the years, the country is still grappling with an epileptic power supply which is taking tolls on the economy.

In 2018, the World Economic Forum ranked Nigeria as the second worst nation in power supply in the world.

As the federal government continues to look for ways to solve the country's electricity problem, Legit.ng asks Nigerians in an online poll on Facebook and Twitter their thoughts on the licenses of electricity distribution companies that are not performing well.

Nigeria has 11 distribution companies. The distribution companies have their allocated areas where they are supposed to distribute electricity to.

However, some of the distribution companies have been accused of underperforming and poor remittance.

In the poll posted on Facebook, 94% of over 1,000 respondents want the federal government to take away the licenses of the distribution companies not performing well.

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Also on Twitter, 80% of the respondents are of the opinion that underperforming distribution companies should have their licenses withdrawn.

Below are some comments also made by the respondents:

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) threatened to cancel the licenses of eight power Distribution Companies (DisCos) for failure to meet their obligated remittance to the market.

The regulatory agency said that it was convinced that DisCos breached the provisions of the electric power sector reform act.

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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