Yobe Power company slashes electricity bills by 50%


An official of the Yola Electricity Distribution Company, Mr Hanawa Rufus, said on Monday that the company slashed the bills of customers by 50 per cent in February.

Rufus, who is the Taraba Area Head of the company made the announcement while speaking with newsmen in Jalingo.

He said that slashing of the bills implied that customers would be charged half of what they paid in January.

The area head said the cut in charges was prompted by low supply of electricity to customers.


Rufus said that the three-week blackout in February was due to low supply of power to the company.

The official said that Taraba State, needing about 110 megawatts monthly, only received between 30 to 40 megawatts.

He said that Jalingo, needing 20 megawatts had two to three megawatts during the period.

On prepaid meters, the area manager said that the company had distributed over 1,000 meters to customers since July 2014.


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