According to reports, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (DISCO) on Wednesday, threatened to disconnect military formations within its area of jurisdiction for none settlement of their electricity bills.
Mr. Oladele Amoda, Chief Executive Officer of the company, noted that the military formations within its licence area were indebted to the company to the tune of N600 million.
He added that about 60 percent of the debt was owed by the Army, while about 30 and 10 percent of the debt profiles were owed by the Navy and Air Force respectively.
He said that the disconnection order followed the non-acknowledgement of several letters and notices of its intention to withdraw service.
Also, Mr. Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications, of the company also disclosed that the company has concluded arrangements to install prepaid meters in the barracks to forestall controversies regarding the accuracy of electricity bills in the barracks and harassment of their staff.
The Eko DISCO Corporate Communications Manager regretted that some military officers had the habit of harassing the company’s staff on their legitimate duties.
He noted that harassing of its staff was uncalled for and added that every segment of the society must pay for electricity because the distribution company paid for energy received from the grid.
A statement by the company appealed to military formations and Ministries, Departments and Agencies to include payment for electricity bills in their projected expenditure as no business can thrive when services rendered are not paid for.
The company however assured customers with one complaint or the other about their bills to lodge such through any of the company’s channels of attending to customer’s complaints.
The company said that each complaint would be treated on its own merit with full regard for safeguarding the customer’s interest