EEDC demands N2bn owed by Enugu State, the state retaliates by giving quit notice

“Very recently, the Enugu State House of Assembly passed a vote of no confidence in us and this is a state that is owing the EEDC the sum of N2.6bn. We feel that this is unfair.” - Emeka kafor, EEDC Chairman

 The lawmakers decided to incite the public against the company because of huge arrears of electricity bills owed by the government, so says EEDC

Enugu is EEDC’s biggest debtor among the five states in the South-East, where the company operates, so says EEDC

Background
  • On March 31, The Enugu State House of Assembly passed a  vote of no confidence and ordered the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company to shut down its operations and leave the state.
  • The sins of EEDC according to lawmakers are; epileptic power supply, alleged ‘outrageous billing’ of consumers, and non-supply of prepaid meters.
  • They also directed electricity consumers in the state to stop paying bills for “power they did not use.”
  • EEDC claims they are being witch hunted because the state owes them N2bn
Our take on the matter
  • If EEDC's claim is true, this is a bad example by the Enugu State Government, how do they want residents in Enugu to be encouraged to pay when the government is also owing so much.
  • The call by the state house of assembly for residents to stop paying bills is unpatriotic.
  • EEDC should also do well to install pre-paid meters. This ensures transparency and forestalls future indebtedness by the state government.
Conclusion
  • 🎶...better have my money, pay me what you owe me🎶

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