On Thursday, the 16th of April, 2020, the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) revealed that the news circulating about the Federal Government of Nigeria providing free electricity was mere propaganda.
He added that the Federal Government of Nigeria is not capable of funding the free electricity bill proposed.
In His words:
“There is this information that went round that power is going to be free. I don’t know where that information came from.
“But I can tell you that there is nothing like power is going to be free because the federal government cannot make power free. The federal government does not own the power.
“In the electricity industry, apart from the transmission, which is just the transporter, all the other chains do not belong to the federal government. So, I cannot understand how somebody will concoct that information.
“But these are some of the people involved in propaganda who brand information that is very unnecessary, to be honest.
“I think at this stage what we need to do is to sustainably supply electricity and that is what we are doing.”