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YEDC Slashes Electricity Bills By 50%

An official of the Yola Electricity Distribution Company, Hanawa Rufus, said the company slashed the bills of electricity consumers in Taraba state by 50 percent in February.

Rufus, who is the area head of the company in the state, made the disclosure while speaking with journalists in Jalingo on Monday.

He said that slashing of the bills implied that customers would be charged half of what they paid in January.

Rufus said the cut in charges was prompted by low supply of electricity, attributing the three weeks of blackout experience in February to low supply of power to the company.

The official said that on a monthly basis, Taraba receives between 30 to 40 megawatts out of about 110 megawatts which it requires.

He said that Jalingo, needing 20 megawatts had two to three megawatts during the period.

On prepaid meters, the area manager said that the company had distributed over 1,000 meters to customers since July 2014.

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