Spurred by the rising
electricity bills given to electricity
consumers in Enugu State by the
Enugu Electricity Distribution
Company, EEDC, the Enugu
State House of Assembly has
resolve to hold a three-day public
hearing on how to tackle the
The public hearing will also
look into the non-supply of
prepaid metres to customers,
thereby necessitating exorbitant
estimated billing in some cases.
According to a release signed
the chairman, House Committee
on Information, Mr. Paul
Nnajiofor, the public hearing
which will take place at House
of Assembly Complex will be
held for three days for the three
senatorial zones of the state.
The release indicated that the
public hearing for Enugu West
would take place on April 26
while that of Enugu North would
come up on May 3, and that of
Enugu East is billed for May 10.
Recall that the House had
earlier decided to set up an ad
hoc committee to organise a
public hearing on the EEDC and
electricity consumers crisis in the
The decision to set up the
committee followed the outcome
of a one-day special session
held by the House, following
a motion of urgent importance
brought before it by the member
representing Nsukka East,
Chinedu Nwamba, over what
he described as inflated bills by
Owing to the controversy the
debate on the motion generated,
speaker of the House, Hon.
Edward Ubosi was forced to
constitute an ad hoc committee
headed by the deputy speaker,
Donatus Ozogbado.
Consequently, following the
motion raised on the floor of the
House of Assembly, at which
it was resolved that EEDC
consumers would henceforth
cease from paying bills, EEDC
management through their
spokesman, Emeka Eze, issued
a warning to disconnect any of
their customers that heeded the
Assembly’s resolution not to pay
The EEDC management
alleged that the state government
owed the company and decided
to use the Assembly to cause
disaffection between them and
their customers.

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