Director, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distribution Company, Sunday Oduntan says Nigerian electricity consumers must continue to pay for powers consumed even if the output enjoyed was just one hour per day.
Speaking on TVC’s Breakfast Show, Oduntan disclosed that it has become imperative for the electricity consumers in the country to know that the humongous debts owed by the consumers remain one of the challenges bedeviling the progress of uninterrupted power supply in the country.
His words: ” Consumers must continue to pay for powers consumed even if it is just for a day. DISCOs pay heavily to get electricity distributed across different parts of the country, so consumers must reciprocate the good gesture by paying their electricity bills.
“Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government are the biggest debtors and this is not helping the business of electricity distribution in the country. It is unfortunate that we are experiencing this situation, but that’s the reality and we must face it.
“Non payment of electricity bills is like buying “akara” (beans cake) for the seller regularly without paying for it, the simple implication is that such business will not last. To remain in business, consumers must pay for every bit of power consumed,” Oduntan stated.