DISCO accuses government of inciting public

The management of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) yesterday accused the state government and the House of Assembly of inciting members of the public against the company. The company also said that it would henceforth not give electricity to customers who obey the directive of the state lawmakers not to pay their electricity bills. Briefing newsmen in Nnewi, Anambra State, Chairman of EEDC, Sir Emeka Offor and other top management staff of the company, including the Head of Operations , Vincent Ekwekwu and Head of Communications, Emeka Ezeh, said there…

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Metering: Kano Electricity targets 600,000 customers

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), has moved to install 60,000 meters for its customers. That was even as the company said that it has so far installed 15,000 at Kabuga area of the state. In the second phase of installations of the deployment exercise in the state, the company will in the next few days install another 15,000 meters across Nasarawa Local Government Area. Speaking at the flagging- off of the exercise at Mundubawa road in Nassarawa Local Government Area of the state, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr.…

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INSIDE POWER FIXED CHARGE RACKET

How Power Distribution Companies (DISCOs) shortchanged Nigerians for N81bn By February 1, when the controversial fixed charges were stopped, investors in the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) had ripped-off Nigerians to the tune of N81 billion for electricity not supplied. ADEOLA YUSUF reports   Benjamin Dikki, the Director- General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), who completed the sale of power assets to new investors on Friday, November 1, 2013, was sacked on Monday, February 15. Before his sacking, Dikki had been criticised by many Nigerians, especially those in the Senate…

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