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  • Updated: January 19, 2023

AEDC: Governor Sule Frowns At Exhorbitant Charges  

AEDC: Governor Sule Frowns At Exhorbitant Charges  

Abdullahi Sule

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has frowned at the high charges of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to the resients of the state while directing that prepaid meters to be provided to its customers.

Sule gave the directive on Thursday during a visit to the company's headquarters in Abuja to lodge a complaint over power shortages and exhorbitant estimated billing.

According to him, customers in Lafia, the state capital now have the worst power supply even with the Akurba power substation working as some are having less than four hours power supply daily.

“We were thinking that with the Akurba substation and that we have been moved to Band A, we should be getting at least 20 hours daily.

“I'm a witness because I use the same power, there are some people in Lafia getting somewhere between two to three hours daily,” he said.

Governor Sule blamed high tariff on the unavailability of prepaid meters resulting in estimated billing.

“The problem is that because we don't have meters, we are now getting high rates.

"People who used to pay anywhere between four or four thousand now pay twenty thousand.

"They have the worst power supply after we have the substation. They have nobody to blame but AEDC.

“When the matter came to me first, I told them not to worry, that any time I am in Abuja, I will visit the AEDC.

"In Nasarawa so far, we have been lucky to have a peaceful state and I will do anything possible to maintain it that way.

"But when people become agitated and I am their servant, I will take the opportunity to go all the way to ensure that the matter is addressed,” he said.

The Governor appealed to the management of the company to provide prepaid meters for its customers in the state in order to address the issue of estimated billing.

“I want to plead with you on the meter, to see the possibility of people getting meters.

"That way, people will pay what they consume, which is fair in life.

"If you do that, the people are willing to pay for the power they consume,” he said.

Responding, the Managing Director/CEO of the AEDC, Engr. Adeoye Fadeyibi, immediately directed for the supply of meters to customers starting from next week.


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