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The Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) has disconnected the seat of power in Taraba State from accessing electricity over inability to pay electricity bills.
YEDC, which is responsible for power distribution across the nooks and crannies of the state, was observed to have disconnected supplies to the Government House and other government establishments in Jalingo, the state capital for quiet sometimes now.
Confirming the action, the Principal Manager , Corporate Communications of the company, Kingsley Nkemneme, said the inability of the state government to settle it bills, led to the disconnection.
Government establishment presentty being denied of power supply, as at the time of filing this report include: the government House, Deputy Governor’s office, SSG’s office, state secretariat, state university and water supply agency, among others.
Stressing that only Borno and Yobe states are “measuring up to expectations ” the company viewed Taraba State as one of “the biggest debtors” in the northeast region.
According to him “Adamawa and Taraba governments are not prompt in paying their bills, only Yobe and Borno state are measuring up to expectation.”
Piqued by the government lukewarm attitudes toward attending to its monthly bill, the state specialist hospital, as confirmed by him was last week reconnected “because the government made some part payment.”