The non-payment of electricity bill by some customers has forced the management of Kaduna Electric to distribute disconnection notices to defaulting customers under Makera regional office.
The Business Development and Relationship Officer, Makera Rgional Office, Engr. Asmau Muhammad, disclosed this during stakeholders’ engagement with customers of the regional office at the weekend.
Engr. Asmau highlighted that due to the persistent non-payment by some customers, the transformers feeding them would be disconnected as a measure to force them to pay up their debts. The four feeders where the transformers feeding the defaulting customers get supply are; 11kv Chelco,11kv Federal Housing, 33kv Gwagwada and 11kv Kakuri feeders and affects over 42 transformers.
She said the customer population on the transformers is over 18,000 out of which only 4,000 customers are paying their bills, she added.
Engr. Asmau appealed to community leaders and traditional rulers to help in enlightening their various communities on the importance of paying bills adding that the company will only resume supplying power to the defaulting transformers if their response to payment improves significantly.
In his contribution, Chief Gabriel Galadima, the Sarkin Kudenda who served as the Royal Father of the Day called on the defaulting communities to pay their bills as at when due and make sure they pay in full this month.
The representative of the Nigerian Human Rights Council, Comrade Danjuma Marcus, enlightened the customers of their rights elaborating customers can’t enjoy power supply without paying their bills and vice versa.