DisCo Threatens To Disconnect Southeast Govt Offices, CBN, Military Over N180bn Debt

  • The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has released the names of customers are owing huge electricity bills
  • In a disconnection notice released on Friday, offices of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian army, among others, would be disconnected if they refused to settle their bills
  • Head of Corporate Communications, Emeka Ezeh, disclosed that the planned disconnection is part of the company’s strategies to recover its money

TheTalk.NG journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has threatened to disconnect all five southeast government houses and the Nigerian Army, among others, for failing to pay their accumulated energy bills.

DisCo releases full lists of debtors with high electricity billsEEDC threatened disconnection of electricity supply to southeast government houses and others over unpaid bills.
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The company is owed over N180 billion in unpaid electricity bills, according to an official, PremiumTimes reported.

This was disclosed in a disconnection notice, released to the press on Friday, June 7.

According to the notice, EEDC advised its debtors to clear the bills on or before June 10, 2024, Vanguard reported.

The notice by the company reads:

“The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) wishes to notify its customers with outstanding electricity bills, that effective from 10th June 2024, the company will commence the disconnection of electricity supply to these indebted customers.

“If this is not done, it will be difficult for the company to keep up its operations to serve customers and enhance the quality of service.”

Full list of customers with outstanding bills

“Some of the indebted customers include;

  1. Enugu state government
  2. Ebonyi state government
  3. Anambra state government
  4. Abia state government
  5. Imo state government
  6. Innoson Technical & Industries, University of Nigeria (Enugu & Nsukka Campuses)
  7. Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd
  8. Nigerian Army
  9. Nigerian Police Force
  10. Nigerian Air Force
  11. Nigerian Navy
  12. Nigeria Railway Corporation
  13. National Drug Law Enforcement
  14. UNTH, Enugu
  15. Ebonyi State University
  16. Nigeria Coal Corporation Quarters
  17. Federal Secretariat & Establishment
  18. GMO Rubber Division
  19. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  20. Ebonyi State Govt. (Ecumenical Centre 1)
  21. Nigeria Prisons Training School
  22. Central Bank of Nigeria offices
  23. Concorde Hotel, Owerri, and
  24. Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.

Stakeholders react to increase in electricity tariff

TheTalk.NG earlier reported that the decision by the NERC to raise the electricity tariff for Band A consumers from the current N66 per kilowatt hour to N225, or a 240% increase, was criticised by concerned stakeholders.

The former chairman of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Frank Onyebu, expressed shock over NERC’s decision.

Source: TheTalk.NG


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