Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to allow Nigerians enjoy free electricity to make them more comfortable staying at home in this coronavirus period.
“You know I am very passionate about electricity for our people. Interestingly I brought it up today and we discussed that with the President and hopefully in a matter of days he will meet with the stakeholders on electricity.”
The speaker, who spoke to newsmen today, April 14 at the presidential villa in Abuja, said: “I impressed on him (President Buhari) my position, the DISCOs have their issues, no question about it but at this point in time we need to put that aside and think of the Nigerian people.
“The President listened very attentively and I think hopefully whatever the issues are we will be able to resolve them at least for these two months and then long-term, how electricity will not be an issue but what is imperative right now, is when you ask people to remain at home, you must make that home a little bit comfortable for them.”