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Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by Ganduri: 6:09am On Nov 23, 2018
Abuja — The 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) in Nigeria's electricity market Tuesday accused the federal government of lying on its claims of improvement in power generation in the country, stressing that generation capacity as at January 2015 was 6,421 megawatts (MW) and not 4,000MW as often claimed by the government.
The operators also took a swipe at the federal government for asking them to either upgrade their efficiency levels in the market or quit the stage, saying that such orders would not stop the imminent collapse of the electricity sector.
Speaking through the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy of their umbrella association, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Mr. Sunday Oduntan, the Discos explained that the government has largely created more confusion in the operations of the country's electricity sector, than it had helped it.
Reacting to the government's claims that power generation had peaked to 7,000MW since President Muhammadu Buhari came into office in May 2015, Oduntan explained that as at January 2015, Nigeria already had close to that generation figure.
He also described as false, the government's repeated claim that an excess generation of 2,000MW was idle.
He said: "A review of NERC's "Daily Energy Watch" for January 28, 2015 would indicate a generation availability of 6,421MW - divided into peak of 4,230MW and constrained energy of 2,191MW. In other words, it is misleading to state that available generation has grown from 4,000MW in 2015, as a measure of progress, given that a volume of generation slightly under 7,000MW already or previously existed, prior to the beginning of this administration.
"Furthermore, there is no stranded 2,000MW. While there is an available capacity of 7,000MW, the best that can be generated, at this time, is 5,000MW. This is because there is insufficient gas to power the thermal plants due to gas line limitations - for instance, the non-completion of the Oben pipeline, and the absence of a commercial framework that would encourage gas exploration."
According to him, generation that is constrained by gas amounts to an average 1,500MW daily, adding that 25 out of 28 generation plants are fuelled by gas.
He explained that transmission grid frequency, line limitation and water management made up the difference of the balance 500MW of constrained generation.
He added: "In simple terms, the often-advertised and pronounced Disco limitation to take on 2,000MW of additional generation is not consistent with the facts or reality. This, therefore, shows that very little has actually changed contrary to the minister's constant pronouncements.
"It is with much regret that we feel compelled to respond to the significantly distorted picture that has been painted of the Discos by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing (Mr. Babatunde Fashola), in his press briefing of Monday, July 9, 2018."
He said the challenges of the Nigerian Electricity Industry (NESI) could not be turned around based on a culture of misrepresentation, adding that the Discos had declined to rebut previous inaccurate assertions by the minister and other government functionaries in good faith.
He said the ministers' recent pronouncement was a clear attempt to demonise the Discos, who by the structure of NESI, are the faces of a difficult sector.
Oduntan, in an interaction with journalists in Abuja Tuesday, also faulted the government's order to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) through Fashola, to get them to buckle down or shape up, adding that no amount of government's order would correct the failings of the sector, which they added would lead to its collapse.
He further said: "We are also left wondering whether such demonisation of the Discos is camouflage for the absence of the effective policy leadership that is desired for implementing the enabling environment that is necessary for the viability and sustainability of NESI?
"We recognise that we are on the crux of a political season, in which all manner of advantage is being sought by political contenders, we however do not want to be used as the whipping dog to advance other people's agenda."
He stated: "Our members, the Discos, are not politicians, even though they distribute a product that is of great importance to politicians, in view of the needs of their constituents. Our constituency which consists of customers, employees, bankers, vendors and investors have a greater interest in improved service delivery than the adoption of cheap theatrics and propaganda for political advantage."
He noted the Discos were committed to their obligations, as well as meeting the performance obligations of the agreement that they have with the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE).
He also stated that the Ministry of Power had taken away the independence of the NERC by constantly imposing on it orders to execute in the sector.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/07/18/discos-fg-lied-on-power-generation-capacity/?amp

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by Obainoneandonly(m): 6:14am On Nov 23, 2018
we know that they lied. the figures that they are dishing out dosent match Wat's on ground....it has been worse

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by Tomson992000: 6:19am On Nov 23, 2018
Ganduri:
Abuja — The 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) in Nigeria's electricity market Tuesday accused the federal government of lying on its claims of improvement in power generation in the country, stressing that generation capacity as at January 2015 was 6,421 megawatts (MW) and not 4,000MW as often claimed by the government.
The operators also took a swipe at the federal government for asking them to either upgrade their efficiency levels in the market or quit the stage, saying that such orders would not stop the imminent collapse of the electricity sector.
Speaking through the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy of their umbrella association, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Mr. Sunday Oduntan, the Discos explained that the government has largely created more confusion in the operations of the country's electricity sector, than it had helped it.
Reacting to the government's claims that power generation had peaked to 7,000MW since President Muhammadu Buhari came into office in May 2015, Oduntan explained that as at January 2015, Nigeria already had close to that generation figure.
He also described as false, the government's repeated claim that an excess generation of 2,000MW was idle.
He said: "A review of NERC's "Daily Energy Watch" for January 28, 2015 would indicate a generation availability of 6,421MW - divided into peak of 4,230MW and constrained energy of 2,191MW. In other words, it is misleading to state that available generation has grown from 4,000MW in 2015, as a measure of progress, given that a volume of generation slightly under 7,000MW already or previously existed, prior to the beginning of this administration.
"Furthermore, there is no stranded 2,000MW. While there is an available capacity of 7,000MW, the best that can be generated, at this time, is 5,000MW. This is because there is insufficient gas to power the thermal plants due to gas line limitations - for instance, the non-completion of the Oben pipeline, and the absence of a commercial framework that would encourage gas exploration."
According to him, generation that is constrained by gas amounts to an average 1,500MW daily, adding that 25 out of 28 generation plants are fuelled by gas.
He explained that transmission grid frequency, line limitation and water management made up the difference of the balance 500MW of constrained generation.
He added: "In simple terms, the often-advertised and pronounced Disco limitation to take on 2,000MW of additional generation is not consistent with the facts or reality. This, therefore, shows that very little has actually changed contrary to the minister's constant pronouncements.
"It is with much regret that we feel compelled to respond to the significantly distorted picture that has been painted of the Discos by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing (Mr. Babatunde Fashola), in his press briefing of Monday, July 9, 2018."
He said the challenges of the Nigerian Electricity Industry (NESI) could not be turned around based on a culture of misrepresentation, adding that the Discos had declined to rebut previous inaccurate assertions by the minister and other government functionaries in good faith.
He said the ministers' recent pronouncement was a clear attempt to demonise the Discos, who by the structure of NESI, are the faces of a difficult sector.
Oduntan, in an interaction with journalists in Abuja Tuesday, also faulted the government's order to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) through Fashola, to get them to buckle down or shape up, adding that no amount of government's order would correct the failings of the sector, which they added would lead to its collapse.
He further said: "We are also left wondering whether such demonisation of the Discos is camouflage for the absence of the effective policy leadership that is desired for implementing the enabling environment that is necessary for the viability and sustainability of NESI?
"We recognise that we are on the crux of a political season, in which all manner of advantage is being sought by political contenders, we however do not want to be used as the whipping dog to advance other people's agenda."
He stated: "Our members, the Discos, are not politicians, even though they distribute a product that is of great importance to politicians, in view of the needs of their constituents. Our constituency which consists of customers, employees, bankers, vendors and investors have a greater interest in improved service delivery than the adoption of cheap theatrics and propaganda for political advantage."
He noted the Discos were committed to their obligations, as well as meeting the performance obligations of the agreement that they have with the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE).
He also stated that the Ministry of Power had taken away the independence of the NERC by constantly imposing on it orders to execute in the sector.

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2018/07/18/discos-fg-lied-on-power-generation-capacity/?amp
APC government of lies.

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by Win12345: 6:27am On Nov 23, 2018
APC is a lazy party that thrives on lies and propaganda.

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by kaeycea(m): 6:28am On Nov 23, 2018
That's their stock-in-trade. The lied themselves into power. They want to lie themselves to the NEXT LEVEL. Say NO to the govt of LIES

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by slickbak(m): 6:35am On Nov 23, 2018
APC and Fake News. Dropping fake news and finger pointing over fake news.

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by yemobrown(m): 6:36am On Nov 23, 2018
Nawa!

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by FOLYKAZE(m): 6:46am On Nov 23, 2018
The Discos are the real enemy of the people. These guys bought PHCN from their friends in PDP government and have refused to distribute prepaid meter just because they want to charge crazy bills that does not correlate with the supply. This criminals are only known to give exorbitant bills to consumers. The bills are majorly overpriced and even when their is no supply, one pay for darkness.

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by Sirjamo: 6:50am On Nov 23, 2018
Incompetent Discos would say anything to protect their lack of capacity.

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by DavidAdeyemo(m): 6:52am On Nov 23, 2018
Keep shut and give us prepaid meter. Association of Lifeless Companies.

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by WhyMoD: 6:52am On Nov 23, 2018
We know that every single member this administration have been infected with the Liar Mohammed syndrome. The reason why no truth ever comes out of them.

We've never had it this bad before.

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by Born2Breed(f): 6:55am On Nov 23, 2018
Fashola is such a disgrace. His lies are even more than Lie Mohammed's.

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by Firefire(m): 7:01am On Nov 23, 2018
APC, the most fraudulent party of rogues & liars

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by Racoon(m): 7:04am On Nov 23, 2018
“It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.” ― Anthony Robbins

"Self inflicted Blindness...... Those who choose to be blind to the truth would never see the truth even if it stands right on their nose."

"..If falsehood climbs up,the truth always remains at the bottom waiting for it to climb down..."
Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by fergie001(m): 7:07am On Nov 23, 2018
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity (B.G),if ever it existed.

I don't think anyone in modern-day Nigeria will be surprised at the sky-high penchant of lies this administration churns out on hourly basis.
The DISCO themselves should do more with pre-paid meters,even though I know that policy flip-flops of these liars won't let us know where we even stand..
Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by moriss33(m): 7:07am On Nov 23, 2018
We all know they lied....The present Govt is a complete flaliure.... The discos too sef no dey try
Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by seunmsg(m): 7:10am On Nov 23, 2018
The roguish discos want to fight back with lies and distorted claims. The owners of the discos are all cronies and fronts of PDP members who bought the old PHCN from Jonathan. Power is definitely not allowing them get away with their incompetence and poor deployment of prepaid meters hence the attack.

I am not interested in the argument of generation figures but in terms of actual provision of electricity to homes and businesses, there has been significant improvement all over the country since 2015. Sometimes, I don't fuel my gen for like a month due to improved power supply. Kudos to Fashola for his great work in the power sector.
Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by punisha: 7:34am On Nov 23, 2018
sad

Sometimes, I feel like I'm too hard on APC, and just whenever I decide to give them another chance...

They remind me of how a leopard never changes its spots.
Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by Papertrail11(m): 7:39am On Nov 23, 2018
you guys too are confusion no discos has the experience and financial muscle to manage power management

one of Jonathans biggest mistake
Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by gurunlocker: 7:49am On Nov 23, 2018
And they make the 7,000 MW looks like they achieved it.

So what has really been the achievement of this administration in the last 3 years?

As we speak now, I am sure the total MW we are generating can't be more than 2,500MW because we've been having one day on and one day off light here for some weeks. Even if we have the light, it will be like 5 hours at a stretch.

Thank God for backup, work for don collapse.

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by gurunlocker: 7:52am On Nov 23, 2018
seunmsg:
The roguish discos want to fight back with lies and distorted claims. The owners of the discos are all cronies and fronts of PDP members who bought the old PHCN from Jonathan. Power is definitely not allowing them get away with their incompetence and poor deployment of prepaid meters hence the attack.

I am not interested in the argument of generation figures but in terms of actual provision of electricity to homes and businesses, there has been significant improvement all over the country since 2015. Sometimes, I don't fuel my gen for like a month due to improved power supply. Kudos to Fashola for his great work in the power sector.

Owners of DISCOS are GEJ friends? Really? The way you guys think is absurd shocked. You think the lawmakers, EFCC and others won't have probe the sales and fish them out if it were really sold to GEJ kinsmen? grin grin grin

Any time (most of the time) this useless government lies are always busted, but you will blame others for your woes. This will definitely happen, the party structures was built on lies. cheesy grin grin

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by PresidentAtiku: 7:55am On Nov 23, 2018
seunmsg:
The roguish discos want to fight back with lies and distorted claims. The owners of the discos are all cronies and fronts of PDP members who bought the old PHCN from Jonathan. Power is definitely not allowing them get away with their incompetence and poor deployment of prepaid meters hence the attack.

I am not interested in the argument of generation figures but in terms of actual provision of electricity to homes and businesses, there has been significant improvement all over the country since 2015. Sometimes, I don't fuel my gen for like a month due to improved power supply. Kudos to Fashola for his great work in the power sector.
GOSH...Zombie
Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by seunmsg(m): 8:00am On Nov 23, 2018
gurunlocker:


Owners of DISCOS are GEJ friends? Really? The way you guys think is absurd shocked. You think the lawmakers, EFCC and others won't have probe the sales and fish them out if it were really sold to GEJ kinsmen? grin grin grin

Any time (most of the time) this useless government lies are always busted, but you will blame others for your woes. This will definitely happen, the party structures was built on lies. cheesy grin grin

No vex o, they are Buhari friends and cronies. Jonathan was so nice that he sold the discos to Buhari's friends and APC members. You can see your thinking that is not absurd.
Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by gurunlocker: 8:05am On Nov 23, 2018
seunmsg:


No vex o, they are Buhari friends and cronies. Jonathan was so nice that he sold the discos to Buhari's friends and APC members. You can see your thinking that is not absurd.

Who said they are Buhari people? I didn't even mention that.

But for you to say they are GEJ friends make you sound somehow. Fine, you dislike GEJ, but you can't be blaming all your woes on him. I guess you are so sure they are his friends?

Why didn't you say something to the part I mentioned that the sales would have been vetted if it doesn't follow due process by the 8th Assembly and EFCC? Guess you missed that part?

For example, contracts have been awarded in this administration at the FG level, can we say they are Buhari friends? cool

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by seunmsg(m): 8:12am On Nov 23, 2018
gurunlocker:


Who said they are Buhari people? I didn't even mention that.

But for you to say they are GEJ friends make you sound somehow. Fine, you dislike GEJ, but you can't be blaming all your woes on him. I guess you are so sure they are his friends?

Why didn't you say something to the part I mentioned that the sales would have been vetted if it doesn't follow due process by the 8th Assembly and EFCC? Guess you missed that part?

For example, contracts have been awarded in this administration at the FG level, can we say they are Buhari friends? cool

Jonathan sold the discos to his friends and cronies and it is even public knowledge. Even mama bought one of the discos through a front. Buhari refused to cancel the sales so as not to set a bad precedent and not present the government as incapable of honoring agreements. Stop defending rogues my friend.
Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by gurunlocker: 8:16am On Nov 23, 2018
seunmsg:


Jonathan sold the discos to his friends and cronies and it is even public knowledge. Even mama bought one of the discos through a front. Buhari refused to cancel the sales so as not to set a bad precedent and not present the government as incapable of honoring agreements. Stop defending rogues my friend.

Lol... Seems you really know much about this sale, maybe you were even there with the signing. I don't have to keep arguing with you, it's a waste of time. Zombie no dey gree!
Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by diamondeze11: 8:23am On Nov 23, 2018
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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by elchariotlp: 8:28am On Nov 23, 2018
I weep.

The Discos just came out to say the true position of things in the power sector and here we are talking about GEJ.

I fear all Buhari Supporters.
Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by sapoyoro(m): 8:28am On Nov 23, 2018
seunmsg:


No vex o, they are Buhari friends and cronies. Jonathan was so nice that he sold the discos to Buhari's friends and APC members. You can see your thinking that is not absurd.
zombie, blaming a man who was in power 4 years ago for another busted lie..
lol

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by sapoyoro(m): 8:29am On Nov 23, 2018
four years on, they still keep shouting 'GEJ' zombeism must be a chronic disease.
Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by Wiseandtrue(f): 9:18am On Nov 23, 2018
Is there anything they didn't lie about

They are not just called propaganda party for nothing!

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Re: Buhari Govt Lied On Power Generation Capacity - DISCOS by FarahAideed: 9:21am On Nov 23, 2018
APC itself is a lie

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