Reports say that inability to defray its over N200 million indebtedness to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has led to the disconnection of electricity to Imo State Government House.
According to the New Telegraph newspaper, angered by the disconnection, the State government has began moves to demolish the EEDC office in Owerri, Imo State capital.
According to the report, since the disconnection, the EEDC office has been marked with the inscription “ To Be Demolished, Remove Within 7 days, by IMSG”
The newspaper quoted EEDC spokesman, Mr. Emeka Ezeh to have confirmed the disconnection adding that it was not the intention of the company to make the disconnection a media issue as efforts were still being made to get the state government to do the needful.
He, however, regretted that EEDC is already aware that their office in Owerri has been marked by the state government for demolition.
“We suffer all manner of bashing from the public once our services falter. Now, how can we optimally render qualitative service when key stakeholders who use our services refuse to pay?
“The state also takes care of the bills of the Imo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (ISOPADEC) communities and for a long time now those communities in Oguta and Ohaji Egbema have also been disconnected because their bills have not been settled. And these bills are heavy and no company can continue to operate under such huge deficit. We are still open to any discussion that can ameliorate the situation for all concerned.”