The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has asked potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments.
The DisCo controls Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states.
In a statement on Tuesday, Ibrahim Shawai, KEDCO’s head of corporate communications, said some outgoing tenants leave huge unpaid electricity bills when packing out of apartments.
He said it is unfair for new tenants to inherit such bill.
“It has been observed that many tenants pay percentage of their bills while some even refused to pay or skip payments,” he said.
“This has sadly accumulated huge unpaid debts which are often left unpaid when such tenants are packing from those houses.
“It is unfair to heap the huge outstanding electricity bills on people that did not enjoy the services, customers must take responsibility for their bills in the overall interest of the power sector.
“This has become imperative in view of the observations made by field staff of KEDCO and the need for incoming tenants to avoid inheriting bills of services that were never rendered to them.”
Shawai urged customers to cultivate the habit of paying their bills in full to avoid creating issues for intending tenants.