The Federal Government (FG) has unfolded plans to unbundle the various regional electricity Distribution Companies (DisCOs) into different states, allowing for more localised oversight.
This was even as it noted that the active participation of governments at the state level will meaningfully transform the sector.
The Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu made the disclosure when the Governor of Abia state, Mr Alex Otti paid him a courtesy visit at his office in Abuja.
He underscored the role of states in the distribution segment, encompassing infrastructure enhancement, reducing the metering gap, enforcing bill collection, rural electrification, combatting power theft, preventing asset vandalisation, and securing right-of-way for transmission lines.
According to him, addressing challenges in the distribution segment requires unified efforts from sub-national governments due to its retail nature.
To achieve this, he said the ministry plans to collaborate closely with state ministries of power, energy and public utilities.