The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, has disconnected power supply to the Imo State Government, IMSG, House over an alleged debt of N200 million, with electricity supply to the Imo state secretariat disconnected over the payment default.
The spokesman of the EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, confirmed the electricity disconnection to Premium Times, quickly adding that efforts were still being made to get the state government to clear the debt.
According to him, “We suffer all manner of bashing from the public once our services falter. Now, how can we optimally render qualitative service when key stakeholders who use our services refuse to pay?
“The state also takes care of the bills of the Imo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (ISOPADEC) communities in Imo State and for a long time now those communities in Oguta and Ohaji Egbema have also been disconnected because their bills have not been settled.
“And these bills are heavy and no company can continue to operate under such huge deficit. We are still open to any discussion that can ameliorate the situation for all concerned.”
Meanwhile, in an apparent reaction to the disconnection, the online medium reported that the Imo state government has marked the EEDC office in Owerri, the state capital, for demolition, as the Imo authorities posted an inscription on the wall of the building that reads: “To be demolished. Remove within 7 days, by IMSG”.