Power Minister Directs Nigerians To Cease Buying Transformers, Poles, Issues Warning To DisCos


Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, has called upon Nigerians to abstain from purchasing electricity infrastructure, including transformers and poles.

The plea was made during the minister’s courtesy visit to Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, at the Agodi Secretariat in Ibadan.

According to Adelabu, it is the duty of Distribution Companies (DisCos) to provide essential infrastructure for optimal service delivery. He further stressed that DisCos should be responsible for supplying cables, poles, and transformers.

He said: “It is the responsibility of the distribution companies to provide transformers, cables and poles to communities so that power supply can improve. A situation where communities buy transformers, cables and poles must stop.”

The minister, who was on a working visit to the state, conducted an inspection of power infrastructures and presided over the commissioning of a sub-station.

He pointed out President Bola Tinubu’s disapproval of situations where communities are compelled to purchase these infrastructures, only for DisCos to take control and continue charging customers for services.

Adelabu implored citizens to report any unusual activities or movements observed around such facilities to the appropriate security agencies.

Furthermore, Minister Adelabu urged Nigerians not to accept inadequate power supply, adding that achieving a consistent and stable power grid is a top priority for the present administration.

He said: “There must be improvement in power supply. That is what the government planned to do. People should not pay for darkness. When people have a 24-hour power supply, they can pay double for electricity because you have saved them the money to power generators.”

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