Bauchi State Government is said to be indebted to Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) to the tune of the sum of N2.3 billion accruing from 2013 to February 2020. The debt is made of outstanding monthly bills of state-owned organisations and MDAs.
The disclosure was madehttp://Bauchi govt owes us N2.3bn, JEDC manager declares by Regional Manager of Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), Bauchi office, Auwalu Baba Jada in an interactive session with newsmen on Wednesday in his office while reacting to citizens’ outcry on lack of adequate power supply in the state.
He said that the state government does not pay more than 50 per cent of its bills as at when due saying that despite the huge unpaid bills owed by both government and residents, the company still supplies a minimum of six hours power in all parts of the state capital every day.
Baba Jada, however, advocated for the purchase of either prepaid or postpaid meters by consumers of electricity saying that they are more effective and efficient as people are only charged base on their consumption.
The JEDC Regional Manager further explained that prepaid meters are paid for before the installation while in postpaid meters, people pay at the end of the month according to what they consumed.
On the disparity in the distribution of the electricity supply among the different areas of the state, Baba Jada clarified that some areas get less electricity because they have overloaded power transformers hence, the company switch them off for some hours of the day for the transformers ‘to rest’.
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