Inform the public when there’s a problem with power – Fashola tells DisCos
– Babatunde Fashola, has urged distribution companies (DisCos) to pay attention to service delivery across Nigeria
– Fashola said customers should be informed about problems with electricity distribution
– According to the minister, the challenge of power supply disruption during the rainy season may affect service delivery
The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has called on the distribution companies (DisCos) to pay attention to service delivery, repairs, maintenance and needs of customers.
Fashola also said the challenge of power supply disruption during the rainy season may affect service delivery.
Speaking at the 28th monthly meeting of operators in the electricity industry on Wednesday, June 13, in Kaduna, Fashola called on all operators to be proactive in resolving issues which affect the quality of service during adverse weather conditions.
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The cable reports that the minister said it is important that DisCos obtain weather information from the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) often to predict service disruption.
He said such information once received should be frequently passed down to consumers on restoration plans and timelines.
“I have used the opportunity of this meeting to focus attention of operators, generation companies (GenCos), Transmission Company and DisCos, who are the points of public interface, on the need to pay more attention to service delivery, repairs, and maintenance of equipment,” Fashola said.
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We are beginning a different weather season that will see more rainfall, thunderstorms, lightening and windstorms. All of these will affect regular supply one way or another. Trees will fall and disrupt lines, poles and lines may be damaged, and service will be disrupted.
“In all these situations, we must prepare our staff to anticipate, plan, and respond. Most importantly, we must inform the public about the problems and what we are doing to restore service whenever there are disruptions.