Governor Dickson Assures on Electricity Bills Payment

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The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriaka Dickson has declared that he will use the Government House to demonstrate the importance of regular payment of electricity bills by power consumers.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Power, Hon Olice Keminanabo, who disclosed this, said the governor made the declaration at a meeting he held recently with top government officials in the state.
“The governor said he is going to use government house as an example by making sure that they pay all their electricity bills.
He said “if we don’t pay they should disconnect us because it is not a free commodity”, he stated.
The governor’s aide stressed the need for power consumers to pay their bills regularly, noting that if the electricity distribution companies do not have the fund to pay the generating stations the entire power system will collapse.
He explained that  enjoyment of electricity only comes when members of the public realised that it was not a political or social activity but an economic activity which must be paid for.
The Bayelsa State Governor’s action is coming on the heels of national condemnation of the inability of those living in government quarters to pay their electricity bills.
Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in Nigeria recently raised alarm that government is their worst debtors and that the huge amount of unpaid electricity bills by the three levels of government  in the country was a burden frustrating their business progress.

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