Power: Fashola Rues Pipeline Breaks, Says Impact Sweeping

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  • As three Discos get $9m annual grant from US govt

Chineme Okafor in Abuja

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola on Monday said repeated sabotage of petroleum pipelines in the south was regrettable. He also said the impact was far-reaching.

Fashola said in his remarks during the signing of agreements between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and three electricity distribution companies (Discos) for the provision of $9 million grant annually to upgrade their performances.

The grant will see the Discos – Abuja, Ibadan and Eko – have embedded advisors work with them to improve their operational performances.

The three Discos signed the agreement in Abuja with the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr.James Entwistle.

Further details later