Zamfara electricity consumers owe N50bn says KAEDCO

The Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company says it is being owed over N50bn by consumers in Zamfara.

The Commercial Manager of Gusau Area Office of the company, Ahmad Mustafa, said this at a town hall meeting on Consumers/KAEDCO relationship in the Bungudu Emirate.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting, which held at the Bungudu Emir’s Palace, was organised by Nasiru Bello-Lawal representing Bungudu West in the state House of Assembly.

Mustafa said the company was facing nonpayment of electricity bills by consumers in the state.

He described the situation as a major challenge hindering power supply in the state.

The lawmaker, Bello-Lawal, said the meeting was organised to address misunderstanding between the people of the area and KAEDCO which resulted in prolonged power shortage in the state.

The representative of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Mr Nura Hussaini, urged the KAEDCO and people of Bungudu to respect decisions taken during the meeting.

In his remarks, the Emir of Bungudu, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, thanked the people of the area and KAEDCO officials for attending the meeting.

Attahiru described the meeting as timely and necessary in order to address the misunderstanding between people of the area and KAEDCO officials.

The monarch urged people of the area to comply with agreements reached during the meeting.

NAN reports that at the end of the meeting, the KAEDCO officials promised to improve electricity supply to the area, while the people promised to pay electricity bills.

Bungudu Emirate has been facing power outage for over six months. (NAN)

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