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USAID IN N1.8bn PACT with 3 DISCOs<\b>

span class=”sample”>The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and three Nigerian Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) have signed N1.8bn ($9m) agreement to boost power distribution in Nigeria. The two-year agreement was signed between the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle and representatives of the Abuja, Benin and Eko distribution companies.

span class=”sample”>The Managing Director, Benin Disco Mrs Olufunke Osibodu, the Board Chairman, Eko Disco Mr Charles Momoh, and the Board Chairman, Abuja Disco Amb. Shehu Malami, signed on behalf of their companies. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, who was represented by Lanre Akinsola, described the agreement as another big step towards achieving the country’s roadmap in the first phase of incremental power supply by improving the performance of the Discos.

AEDC BOSS CANVASSES FOR IMPROVED ELECTRICITY SERVICE DELIVERY The Chairman of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Amb. Shehu Malami yesterday appealed to industry operators to help in the improvement of electricity service delivery in the country.

Malami who is the AEDC Board Chairman spoke at the launch of an initiative by the United States government and three electricity Distribution companies (Discos), Abuja, Eko and Benin Discos in Abuja.

He identified the challenges in the power sector to include boosting power supply, improving customer services and reducing market losses.

He said: “We must not fail. With this new initiative, we will receive support from experienced professionals – these are persons who will live and work with us, side by side, and whom have had the hand’s on experience of helping to improve performance and customer services for struggling Discos in other countries.”

The initiative led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Abuja, Eko and Benin Discos will be executed through signed pacts.

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