The Kebbi Central Area Office of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company has voiced concern for collecting less than 27% of its monthly revenue target.
The manager of the Kebbi Central Area Office, Ishaq Ishaq-Gwamna, made this announcement on Thursday while speaking with reporters in his Birnin Kebbi office.
The journalists were there to get clarification on a variety of topics, including epileptic power supply, load shedding, poor voltage, outrageous billing, and unwarranted disconnection.
“What we are consuming in Birnin Kebbi Central Area Office is significantly larger than payments,” he added. “The lowest amount we spent was N575 million, and the most we earned was N192 million, which is less than 27% of our consumption.
“We all live in Nigeria, and we all have a bad habit of not paying our electrical bills. Visit some of our neighboring nations, such the Benin Republic or the Niger Republic, and observe how they handle their energy payments.”
Is’haq-Gwamna urged KEDCO consumers to develop the habit of paying for the energy they use so that the company could continue to operate.
He did, however, commend the Kebbi State Government for being aware of its obligations and paying for energy for its parastatals, departments, and ministries promptly.
The manager also recognized that the state government had helped the business by supplying transformers to various locations.
In reference to prepayment meters, he stated that the corporation had 4,993 of them in the neighborhood, “but fewer than 2,600 are active.”
Is’haq-Gwamna claimed that many customers deliberately set their meters on fire or approached the business with made-up tales concerning the condition of the machinery.
Is’haq-Gwamna stated that the firm “gives out energy to its clients as received” in response to the epileptic power supply. He blamed this on low energy generation from a company that is not affiliated with KEDCO.
He said that the business did not overcharge customers or disconnect them needlessly, instead blaming them for not paying their payments on time.
“The corporation had no choice but to disconnect such consumers when people fail to pay their payments,” he said.