Kogi NUJ Laments Outrageous Electricity Bills, Urges Govt Intervention 

Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kogi State Council, has observed the unbridled practice by the Abuja Electricity and Distribution Company (AEDC), which issues outrageous monthly bills to customers, especially in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, without a commensurate service rendered to customers.

The council, in a statement issued by the Chairman, Adeiza Momoh Jimoh, and the Secretary, Ademu Haruna, which was made available to journalists, yesterday, noted that this attitude started between August and September 2022, when there was noticeable improvement in electricity supply within Lokoja metropolis, which AEDC hurriedly latched on to increase the monthly bills from the usual ₦3,000/₦4,000 to ₦6,000/₦8,000 per building.

he union noted that by October, AEDC, in its usual practice, without putting into considerations the biting economic situation in the country, and the ability of customers to pay, again increased the bill to ₦11, 700.

The union said it’s killing for an average family to pay N15, 000 electricity bill in a country where minimum wage is N30, 000.

“Responding to the cry and barrage of complaints from members of the public, and in fulfilling our social responsibility mandate of being the mirror and watch dog of the society, members of the union decided to seek for enquiry with the organisation as to why rash increase of bills are being orchestrated without a corresponding service,” the statement noted.

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