COVID-19: Nigeria’s Jos electricity coy to distribute 18hrs power supply as palliative

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Electricity company in Nigeria’s northcentral Plateau State has said electricity supply will be sustained for 18 long hours daily, aimed at supporting customers who are now forced to stay at home as measures to curtail the dreaded coronavirus. 

The sustained 18 hours electricity supply is sure a palliative to cushion the effect of the lockdown for the residents of Bauchi, Gombe, Benue and Plateau States, being the franchise jurisdiction for the electricity company, known as Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), Plc, our correspondent gathered.

The spokesman for JEDC, Dr Friday Elijah, who disclosed this to newsmen in a statement on Saturday said the effort is to ameliorate the boredom associated with the total lockdown.

Elijah said the Deputy General Manager legal, Mr. Wilson Tingir and the Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Mansir Nakande, has assured that the company will live up to this goal.

According him: “constant supply of energy to customers who were expected to be indoors throughout the duration of the lockdown will avail them the opportunity to be well informed on the ongoing efforts of government in the containing the COVID-19 pandemic.

“JEDC will avail customers the luxury of enjoying 18 hours supply to enable listen to news and make use of their electronic gadgets. Staying indoors without supply could be so boring.

“We have instructed all our technical team to be on ground to attend to faults that might crop up during this malady.

“We therefore urge customers to reciprocate this gestures by paying for consumed energy so as to enable the company function better”, the statement reads.


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