The Electricity Distribution Companies (Discos) in Nigeria have asked Nigerians to stop calling its staff NEPA.
Executive Director of research and advocacy, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Sunday Oduntan, said that if Nigerians continue calling them NEPA, it means they don’t want electricity anymore.
According to The Cable, Oduntan made the statement on during a programme on TVC.
“I understand how Nigerians feel when it comes to paying more for anything. But we also want Nigerians to understand the following. Number one, stop calling us NEPA,” Oduntan said.
“The more you call us NEPA, the more it shows that you don’t know that anything has changed in this country.”
“We are DisCos, but we are not dancing DisCos. We are distribution companies. PHCN is dead, NEPA is dead,” the official stated.
The National Electricity Power Authority (NEPA) was in charge of electricity generation, transmission and distribution in Nigeria, but later changed to Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).