The Yola Electricity Distribution Company has disconnected power supply to the Taraba State Government House over N74 million unpaid electricity bills, Daily Trust learnt yesterday.
The power cut, it was learnt, followed the inability of the state government to offset its five months outstanding bills covering January to May 2015. The electricity company had on April 16 written a letter to the state acting governor asking for payment of the outstanding bill to avoid disconnection.
“In line with the new Yola Electricity Distribution Company management’s drive for the collection of outstanding debts owed the company by electricity consumers under its jurisdiction, a careful examination of our authenticated records revealed that the Taraba State government’s accounts have an authenticated debt of N60,356,978.41 as at April, 2015”, the letter said.
It was learnt that as at May 2015, the outstanding bills being owed the company by the government increased to N74 million, a situation which forced the company to cut power supply.
Checks by Daily Trust at the Taraba Government House yesterday showed that it was being powered by a generator.