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EEDC Warns Southeast Customers Of Disconnection Over N180bn Debt

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has issued a disconnection notice to government establishments and other institutions across five southeastern states, due to outstanding electricity bills totaling over N180bn.

In a press release signed by EEDC’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, the disco warned of imminent disconnections as a last resort to recover owed funds, if payments are not received by June 10th.

He mentioned that the proposed disconnection is an essential step in the company’s efforts to recoup its funds.

Eze listed a range of defaulters, including state governments such as Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, Abia, and Imo, along with institutions like Innoson Technical and Industries, University of Nigeria (Enugu and Nsukka Campuses), and Nigerian Bottling Company.

In addition, government agencies such as the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police, Nigerian Air Force, Nigerian Navy, Nigeria Railway Corporation, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, UNTH Ituku-Ozalla, Ebonyi State University, Coal Corporation Quarters, and Federal Secretariat and Establishments were mentioned.

“We are also disconnecting GMO Rubber Division; Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; Ebonyi State Government’s Ecumenical Centre One; Nigeria Prisons Training School; CBN offices; M/S Concorde Hotel, Owerri and Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.

“Also included are Enugu High Court; Reliable Steel and Plastic Industries Ltd; Jilnas Industries; BENGAS Nigeria Ltd; CIFO Petroleum Ltd; STANEL Filling Station, Highlift Pumping Station; FINOC Industries Ltd; Aluminium Extrusion Industries Ltd. And VIN VAL Ltd.

“The rest are Local Government offices; St. Davids Porter Nigeria Ltd; Gees Denver Company Limited; the Federal Ministry of Works, Hospitals Management Board and DONLINK Plastic Industries, among many others,” he said.

EEDC spokesperson Mr. Emeka Ezeh emphasized the urgency of the situation, urging all mentioned customers to settle their outstanding debts before the June 10th deadline to avoid service interruption.

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