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FG faults World Bank report on electricity supply

The Federal Government has faulted claims by a World Bank report which indicated that 78% of power consumers in Nigeria get less than 12 hours of daily electricity supply.

A Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Mr. Ahmad Rufai Zakari, said in statement in Abuja that it was unclear what empirical evidence the World Bank used to arrive at the figures, insisting that power distribution was steadily improving.

“The Power Sector Recovery Programme Opinion Research Fact Sheet released by the World Bank, said it is inaccurate to make a blanket statement that 78% of Nigerians have less than 12 hours daily access.”

He argued that evidence from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC showed that only 55% of citizens connected to the grid are in tariff bands D and E which are less than 12 hours supply.

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