Federal Government has questioned the report of a survey conducted by the World Bank which claimed that seventy eight percent of electricity consumers in Nigeria get less than twelve hours of daily supply.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Ahmad Rufai Zakari, states that it is unclear what empirical evidence the World Bank used to arrive at the figures, insisting that power distribution to consumers in the Country is steadily improving.
Federal Government says empirical evidence from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC shows that only fifty five percent of electricity customers connected to the grid are in tariff bands D and E who have less than twelve hours supply.
On the pre paid meters where World Bank report claimed that fifty eight percent of electricity consumers in the country do not have meters to measure electricity use, Federal Government disagrees with the report, insisting that data obtained by the bank are unverifiable.
With the robust working relationship it enjoys with the Bank especially in the implementation of power sector recovery programme, Federal Government wonder why such a report is released without input of other key players in the sector.