According to a statement released by Kaduna Electric via its facebook page, the company has disconnected the Zamfara State Government House and other government offices in Gusau due to the over N400 million debt the state government is owing the company.
The company’s Business Development and Relationship Officer in Gusau Area Office, Mr. Aminu Yakubu, said the action followed the failure of the state government to settle its bills.
Yakubu said the state government, which had a monthly electricity bill of between N15 million and N20 million, was now owing the company about N400 million.
“Since there was no indication that the state government would pay, my head office directed that we cut the supply until the debt is settled, ” the officer said.
Yakubu, however, said that the state House of Assembly had invited him to explain the reason the company cut power supply to the state government.
“I explained the debt profile and the legislators promised to talk to the executive so that the money being owed would be settled,” he said.
Yakubu said his office was now waiting to hear from the lawmakers and if nothing positive was done, he would wait for further directive from his headquarters.