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CBN Disburses N156.33 Billion to Power Supply Companies

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disbursed N156.33 billion to Distribution Companies (DisCos) to boost electricity supply in the country.

According to the document, CBN disbursed N36.04 billion to 17 Meter Asset Providers and nine DisCos, for the procurement and installation of 657,562 electricity meters.

Also, the apex bank, under its Nigerian Electricity Market Stabilization Facility-2 initiative, released N129.29 billion to 11 DisCos. The fund was to provide liquidity support and stimulate critical infrastructure investment needed to improve service delivery and collection efficiency.

The apex bank stated, “On the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP), N36.04 billion was disbursed to 17 Meter Asset Providers, to nine (9) DisCos, for the procurement and installation of 657,562 electricity meters.

“On the Nigerian Electricity Market Stabilization Facility – 2 (NEMSF-2), the CBN released N120.29 billion to 11 DisCos, to provide liquidity support and stimulate critical infrastructure investment needed to improve service delivery and collection efficiency.

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