Governor Bagudu insists on N900m payment for steady power supply in Kebbi

Governor Bagudu insists on N900m payment for steady power supply in Kebbi

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State  has said consumers of electricity  in the State need to pay N900 million monthly to the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) for steady power supply. Bagudu made the disclosure during a media chat with newsmen and management of Transmission Company fo Nigeria (TCN and KAEDCO, yesterday, at the Government

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State  has said consumers of electricity  in the State need to pay N900 million monthly to the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KAEDCO) for steady power supply.

Bagudu made the disclosure during a media chat with newsmen and management of Transmission Company fo Nigeria (TCN and KAEDCO, yesterday, at the Government House.

He recalled that in February 2019, out of N900 million revenue allocated to Kebbi State, which used to be N300 million, the Kaduna Disco was able to collect N250 million from customers, leaving a balance of N650 million deficit.

Bagudu said in order to help the companies, the state government always pay electricity bills of hospitals, schools and courts, saying that “the state has other challenges such as schools feeding to take care of”.

The governor and the power transmission and distribution companies were reacting to the recent causes of power outage in the State.

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