Power Minister Warns Discos And Threatened License Revocation Amid Blackout

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The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has issued a stern warning to non-performing distribution companies (Discos), threatening them with license revocation.

Addressing the nation via X handle on Wednesday,Minister Adelabu expressed his dismay at the decline in power supply despite concerted efforts to address the issue.

Despite the increase in power generation to over 4000MW, certain distribution companies are failing to distribute the power adequately, increasing the problem in regions such as Abuja, Benin, Port Harcourt, and Ibadan.

In response to this issue, Minister Adelabu has summoned the Chief Executives of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) to address the worsening power supply in their respective areas.

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Additionally, he has directed the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to commence immediate repair works on damaged transmission towers and power lines to improve supply in affected regions.

Moreover, the Minister has underscored his commitment to holding all distribution companies accountable for their performance.

“Moving forward, I am committed to holding all distribution companies accountable for their performance. Willful non-performance will not be tolerated, and severe consequences, including license revocation, may be imposed,” he said.

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