The National Assembly has declared that it would soon enact a legislation that would compel electricity consumers to pay for energy consumed This Day reports.
This is subsequent to the complaint by the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Mallam Idris Mohammed, that military formations and the police were indebted to the company to the tune of the N4.4 billion.
It however remained unclear if the proposed bill would also have effect on military formations as well as the police which are known to owe huge electricity debts to electricity distribution companies.
Speaking during the committee’s oversight function to Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, The Chairman, Senate Committee on Privatisation, Senator Olugbenga Obadara however, urged the management of KEDCO to come up with incentives that would motivate consumers of electricity to willingly pay their bills.
He expressed optimism that the privatisation of the power sector would lead to the provision of stable electricity to Nigerians and appealed to the public to be patient with the investors who are dedicating themselves to rehabilitating infrastructure to stabilise power supply on a sustainable basis.