AEDC to start massive disconnection from today
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has said it will start disconnecting customers who have failed to pay their electricity bills from today.
The General Manager, Public Affairs of AEDC, Mr. Oyebode Fadipe, in a statement said that the decision to carry out this action is to enable them to recover debts owed to the company.
He said said “Consequently, please take notice that commencing from Tuesday 12th May 2020, we shall no longer be in a position to serve all those who are indebted to us.
“While this decision is very painful for us, we have found it unavoidable. The need to recover outstanding payments has become very urgent as other members of the value chain on whose behalf we also act require funds to be able to continue to remain in their core business of generating and transmitting electricity” it said
Mr. Oyebode Fadipe said during the lockdown period forced in Abuja, the company ensured that electricity was supplied to different parts in the state without insisting on payment as it is known that there was a drop in economic activities
“Therefore, in these unprecedented times we all face as a result of the novel COVID-19 pandemic, we wish to express our solidarity with you our esteemed customers.
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” However, with the gradual restoration of socio-economic activities, we cannot sustain serving you unless payment is received for the service that had been rendered.
The Abuja discos thereby asked customers to bear with them as the need to carry out this action is necessary to serve them effectively.
AEDC covers Abuja, Niger, Kogi, and Nassarawa states.