A Review of the Nigerian Energy Industry

PHCN threatens mass disconnection in S-South over N15bn debt

Jimitota Onoyume

8 November 2011, Sweetcrude, Port Harcourt— Most states in Nigeria’s South-South region may not enjoy electricity supply during the yuletide season, if Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) makes good its threat to carry out mass disconnection over alleged N15 billion debt owed it in the region.

Principal Manager, Public Affairs, Port Harcourt zone, Obidili Onuwah, said the debt was affecting service delivery in the region.

He said the electricity firm had concluded arrangement to commence disconnection.

He enjoined debtor customers to endeavour to pay to avoid the embarrassment of remai-ning in darkness during the yuletide.

According to him, government offices and their agencies would not be spared in the mass disconnection exercise if they are found to be in debt.

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