AEDC’s sub-stations vandalised in Nasarawa
NASARAWA Regional Office of the Abuja Electric Distribution Company (AEDC) has disclosed that over 40 electricity sub-stations have been
vandalised in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, this year.
The Regional Manager of the company, Ameen Shakwo, made the disclosure when a team of correspondent journalists visited the AEDC regional office in Keffi.
He said that apart from the over 40 sub-stations vandalised, there were many others that have been vandalised in other towns and major settlements across the state.
He also disclosed that consumers of the electricity distribution company’s commodity owe the company to N400 million monthly.
According to him, “What the consumers pay monthly for the energy they consumed does not match with what they consumed.
They leave behind a huge deficit.” Shakwo lamented that AEDC receives only about 11.5 percent of energy from generating company and in turn shares it to its regions. What reaches Nasarawa region is less than five percent of about 145 megawatts being demanded by consumers in the region.
Meanwhile, the Head of Corporate Communication of the AEDC, Oyedibo Babs Fadipe, said the company had completed plans to install about 120,000 pre-paid metres to houses in Lafia by next year.
On the complaints of extortion by consumers, Fadipe said: “No AEDC customer should pay money for the installation to supply electricity supply. If a customer is being asked to do so by any of our employees, the customer should report him to us. We will not hesitate to penalise such a person.”
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