The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has informed its customers in South East Nigeria with outstanding electricity bills that starting from June 10, 2024, the company will begin disconnecting electricity supply due to indebtedness.

Emeka Ezeh, the Corporate Communication officer of EEDC, revealed this in a statement in Awka on Friday.

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He stated that the exercise has become necessary due to the substantial unpaid electricity bills and accrued arrears.

These have consistently placed the company in a precarious revenue deficit position, making it difficult to meet its power purchase obligations.

Ezeh emphasized that for EEDC to continue providing services to its valued customers, it is crucial that electricity bills, which are for energy already consumed, are paid in full.

Failure to do so would make it challenging for the company to sustain its operations to serve customers and improve service quality.

He identified some of the indebted customers, including various state governments, universities, security agencies, and several private and public institutions.

These include, Enugu State Government, Ebonyi State government, Anambra State Government, Abia State Government, Imo State Government, Innoson Technical & Industries, University of Nigeria (Enugu & Nsukka Campuses), Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd., Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police Force, Nigerian Airforce, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Railway Corporation, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency UNTH, Enugu, Ebonyi State University, Coal Corporation Quarters, Federal Secretariat & Establishment, GMO Rubber Division, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Ebonyi State Govt. (Ecumenical Centre 1), Nigeria Prisons Training School, Central Bank of Nigeria offices, M/S Concorde Hotel, Owerri, and Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
Others are Enugu High Court, Reliable Steel & Plastic Ind. Ltd., Jilnas Industries, BENGAS Nigeria Ltd., CIFO Petroleum Ltd., STANEL Filling Station, Highlift Pumping Station, FINOC Industries Ltd., Aluminium Extrusion Industries Ltd., VIN VAL Limited, Local Government Council offices, Saint Davids Porter Nigeria Ltd., Gees Denver Company Limited, The Federal Controller of Works, Hospitals Management Board, and DONLINK Plastic Industries.

“We therefore appeal to the affected customers to clear their arrears on or before June 10, 2024, to avoid having their supply disconnected,” the statement concluded.

The notice applies to all categories of customers, both Maximum Demand and Non-Maximum Demand, who are indebted to EEDC.

For further inquiries, customers can call 0815 082 4157.