BREAKING: Enugu govt seals off EEDC offices after failing to pay N1 billion electricity bill

The Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA) has sealed off the offices of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in the state.

The action followed EEDC’s announcement that it would disconnect power supply to the Enugu State Government House and other state institutions in the southeast due to outstanding debts totalling N180 billion.

EEDC spokesperson Emeka Ezeh reported that upon arriving at their headquarters, he and other staff found the premises sealed.

Security personnel informed them that the gates were locked by a group of men around 1:53 a.m., allegedly on the governor’s directive. In addition to the headquarters, EEDC’s offices in Abakpa, Awkunanaw, and Ogui Areas were also sealed off.

Ezeh expressed confusion over the development, noting that EEDC had not received any prior notice from the ECTDA regarding the action.

According to him, the sealing of the offices might be related to EEDC’s plan to disconnect power to its indebted customers, which was scheduled to start on the same day.

The Enugu State Government is reportedly among the indebted customers, owing EEDC over N1 billion.

He clarified that most of the state government’s facilities are metered, indicating that the debt was not due to estimated billing.

Ezeh emphasized the severity of the debt issue, stating, “EEDC has about N180 billion as debt owed to the company and has concluded plans to commence disconnection of indebted customers.”

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