The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) says customers in its franchise areas owe the firm N17.5 billion unpaid electricity bills between January and December 2020.
The power firm supplies electricity to Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states.
In a statement on Tuesday, Ibrahim Sani Shawai, KEDCO’s head of corporate communications, said the huge amount is needed to allow the company remit to the market operators and provide quality service delivery to its customers.
“The uncollected bills was as a result of zero payment, under-payment, half payment and part payments from our numerous customers and this often leaves huge outstanding which has accumulated to the above sum,” he said.
“The huge amount in the outstanding above if paid would aid KEDCO in its quest to make service delivery with regard to power distribution better and more effective in the interest of customers. We are encouraging customers to kindly pay the outstanding bills of 2020 and to also know that in 2021, KEDCO will no longer accept any of the above-listed payment norms by customers as payment shall only be accepted in full.
“We are in business and we are also accountable to other partners financially and the expectation for KEDCO from the market is 100 per cent remittance.”