The Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) has refuted Taraba Truth and Facts Newspaper, an online publication, claiming that Power Minister ordered disconnection of electricity supply to a political opponent home in Jalingo town.
The management of YEDC in a statement by it Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Kingsley Nkemneme, said the claim was false, misleading and malicious.
“The management of YEDC wishes to state unequivocally that we are a non-partisan, corporate organisation, licenced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to distribute and sell electricity in Adamawa, Borno, Taraba and Yobe States, and operates within the guidelines as set by NERC.
“At no point did the Honorable Minister directed disconnection of any customer within our franchise area; disconnection and reconnection is part of our daily operations as a power distribution company.
“Therefore, it is misleading, malicious, and mischievous to align our operations with any or a given political affiliation. Customer(s) are advised to disregard such baloney publications, ensure they follow due process for new service connection, payment of electricity bills, and adhering to safety standards for improved service delivery,” Nkemneme said.
He also raised concern over raising cases of illegal connection of electricity in Jalingo and threatened culprits with legal action.
“YEDC is carrying out routine investigation exercise and survey of all its customer(s) within Jalingo 1 and 11 business units to clear, disconnect and prosecute anyone that is illegally connected to our network without following the due process for connection,” Nkemneme said
He advised customers with any complain to lodge it through YEDC customer redress mechanism at all it unit offices for speedy action.
“YEDC, assures you of its commitment to distribute electricity in a safe, and reliable manner for brighter future, ” Nkemneme added.