Port Harcourt — The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company has announced that over 70,000 customers have not recharged their prepaid meters in the last six months.
The Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc, Dr Benson Uwheru, who disclosed this, said these customers were still connected to the company’s network, despite not vending for over six months.
Uwheru spoke during a strategic session with his executive team following the recent orders marshalled out to power distribution companies in the country by the sector regulator, the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission.
According to him, the implication of the NERC order was that the disco must set and meet a N6billion target monthly.
While wondering how the company would continue to provide stable and quality power supply to its customers, if the company is not being paid for services provided; he charged the team to deploy every available resource to collect monies owed the company by customers.
The PHED boss further urged employees of the company to be solution driven and hunger for innovative and more creative ways of performing their assignments.
Uwheru directed that all staff should be involved in the company’s revenue drive, including himself, noting that from henceforth, the storm activities should be from the first day of the month to the last day of the month.
He further directed that every possible strategy should be deployed towards revenue drive in the company, via transformers, feeders, and technically and commercially driven in every region across its franchise area.
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