The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in Aba has threatened to disconnect electricity supply to houses whose landlords vow not to pay bills until their houses are metered.
The EEDC, Head Public Affairs, Mr Emeka Eze made the disclosure on Thursday after the Aba Landlords Protection and Development Association (ALPADA) decried `outrageous’ bills.
According to Eze, if they refuse to pay, we will disconnect them until they get pre-paid meters since they are taking that as a position.
“There are meter providers that have been approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and are suppose to have taken effect from January.
“Once that starts, the new providers will take over the deployment of the meter to customers and it will no longer be the responsibility of the EEDC to do that.
“Therefore, it is not a threat at all that they will not pay their bills if they are saying they do not want supply until they are metered, then, they should let us know, we will oblige them,’’ he said.