The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) has praised the Federal Government and Siemen agreement and the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) programme, describing such initiatives as positive interventions in the power sector. The Executive Director, Research and Advocacy of ANED, Mr. Sunday Oduntan, stated this while fielding questions from reporters in Abuja.
He reiterated commitment of electricity distribution companies (DisCos) and the Federal Government to tackling challenges affecting retail electricity distribution in the country. According to Oduntan, the Federal Government and the DisCos remain committed to working together in order to address current challenges in electricity distribution to customers.
He said: “The distribution franchise consultations and the present wrap-up of the minor electricity tariff reviews, among others, meant to provide affordable and consistent power supply for electricity customers are some of the collaborative efforts between the DisCos and government.
“It is the hope and expectation of the DisCos that collectively the aforementioned initiatives and activities in tandem with respect for sanctity of contracts, increased regulatory and policy certainty, will provide the enabling environment. “That will result in a Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) that is commercially viable and sustainable, thereby, attracting the desperately needed investment that continues to be elusive in the sector.