Togo, Benin, Niger, paid nothing for Nigeria’s power supply, says NERC
The Republic of Benin, Niger Republic and Togo made no payment for the electricity supplied to them from Nigeria in the second quarter of 2021, the Nigerian Electricity Regulations Commission has said.
In its just released Second Quarter Report 2021, the NERC stated that the power firms of the three nations and some other special customers were issued a total bill of N770m by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading company of Nigeria.
It, however, noted that nothing was paid by the neighbouring countries and other special customers for the power supplied to them from Nigeria during the period.
The neighbouring countries’ power firms include Societe Nigerienne d’electricite-NIGELEC, in Niger Republic; Societe Beninoise d’Energie Electrique- SBEE, in Benin Republic and Compagnie Energie Electrique du Togo-CEET, in Togo Republic.
It is hoped that the economy of these customers improves post-Covid-19 lockdown so that they will resume the settlement of their bills in full.