PHCN Customers In Festac Business Unit Are Owing N1.5bn – Official

Mr Odeyinka Popoola, Manager of Festac Business Unit of the PHCN, on Wednesday said that the unit was being owed about N1.5 billion by customers.

Popoola, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that it was unfortunate that the bulk of the debts were owed by some government agencies.

“And the need for regular power supply to these government agencies cannot be understated.

“Each time we threatened to cut off their supply, they would say that we are trying to frustrate their operations.

“But we have decided to enforce our `no-pay-no-power supply` policy and stop these debtors from enjoying our services, “ he said.

He said that the business unit was planning to host a stakeholders meeting to intimate customers about strategies to recover the debts.

“I commend our customers who are paying their electricity bills promptly.

“We are still in the planning stage to acknowledge those customers who paid their bills promptly, “ he said.

Popoola told NAN that the business unit had supplied over 3,000 pre-paid meters to customers in the Festac unit.

“We are supplying the pre-paid meters to other customers as stipulated by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC),“ he said.