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KEDCO to disconnect electricity consumers over massive debt

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KEDCO Nigeria

Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) says it will start mass disconnection of electricity in Kano, Katsina, and Jigawa states to recover massive debts from consumers.

Ibrahim Sani-Shawai, Head of KEDCO’s corporate communication unit, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday in Kano.

Mr Shawai said the decision follows an announcement by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) that KEDCO is not lifting the power supplied by TCN.

He said KEDCO is trying to recover its debts to meet up with the 100 percent payment demanded by TCN on a monthly basis.

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“Between January and July 2019 alone, KEDCO has recorded over N10 billion outstanding bills, which is not good for business by all standards, particularly in view of the fact that we also make payments for the power we get as a distribution franchise.

He adds that the disconnection is to prevent customers from accumulating extra bills to the detriment of KEDCO and its financial obligations to TCN.

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