Some electricity consumers in Kogi State have issued a two-week ultimatum to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to restore electricity in the area or face legal action.
The people also called on the Federal Government and the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to check the activities of the AEDC which, they alleged, had thrown the district into darkness in the last six months.
In the letter signed by the Kogi Central Community Development Association’s President, Comrade Musa Isah and Ebira Youth Congress President, Comrade Baba Abdulrazak, the electricity consumers expressed their displeasure over the poor electricity supply and overbilling of customers in the central senatorial district of the state in the last six months.
They lamented that despite their letter of complaint to the headquarters of AEDC, the management of the company had done nothing to remedy the situation.
The letter also alleged that on many occasions, it was the electricity consumers who repaired and maintained the company’s equipment, adding that that AEDC only distributed bills to pay for the service not rendered to them.
The people, therefore, gave two weeks ultimatum to the company to restore 24 hours power supply without rationing and distribute prepaid meters freely o every customer in the district as it is done in other states.
They advised the company to comply with the ultimatum, failure upon which they would take legal action against them.
While calling on NERC to prevail on the company to do the needful, the letter said the community had patiently waited with the hope that AEDC would give qualitative service to the community as spelt out in the company’s bond of contract with the Federal Government and NERC.