The Bauchi State Government owes a debt of N2.3bn for electricity supply, the Jos Electricity Distribution Company has disclosed.
The Regional Manager of the company in Bauchi, Auwal Jada, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Thursday.
He said the government did not pay more than 50 per cent of its bills as and when due.
Jada said that despite the huge unpaid bills owed by both government and residents, the company supplied a minimum of six hours of power in all parts of the state capital per day.
He advocated the installation of either prepaid or postpaid meters by customers saying that they were more effective and efficient as people were only charged based on their consumption.
In a reaction, the Bauchi State Government admitted that it owed JEDC the amount of money, blaming the previous administrations for being responsible.