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Debt: EEDC bemoans Enugu govt seal of company’s offices without notice

Debt: EEDC bemoans Enugu govt seal of company’s offices without notice

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has decried the sealing of its corporate headquarters and others without prior notice by the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA) over owed debt.

EEDC had last week pencilled down Enugu state government offices, other South East governments and some organisations for disconnection over N180 billion debt.

Mr Emeka Ezeh, EEDC’s Head, of Corporate Communications, on Tuesday in a statement said the company was surprised by ECTDA’s sealing of its corporate headquarters and other offices in Enugu without any prior information or reason for the action.

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“The company has not been communicated on the reason or reasons their offices were sealed in Enugu.

“On arriving for work this morning (Tuesday), we were surprised to meet our Corporate Head Office sealed by the ECTDA.

“This development is strange because there was no notice of any sort by the agency to our organisation.

“We were informed by the security men on duty that in the early hours of today (Tuesday), at about 1.53 am, a group of men came and locked up the gates, claiming that the State Governor directed the action.

“Our Abakpa, Awkunanaw, and Ogui District offices were not spared as their gates were equally sealed and locked.

“As of now, there has not been any clear information/ communication from ECTDA explaining their action.

“We however suspect that this action might not be unconnected to the notice of disconnection published by EEDC informing indebted customers of intention to commence disconnection today, Tuesday 11th June, 2024,” Ezeh said.

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According to him, the Enugu state government happens to be one of the indebted customers with over N1 Billion owed to EEDC.

“It is important to state that the majority of the state government’s facilities are metered (so, it is not a case of estimated billing).

“EEDC has about N180 Billion as debt owed the company and has concluded plans to commence disconnection of indebted customers,” he added.