Vandals have destroyed 100 Electricity Transformers belonging to the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) in the last two months, Tribune reports.
According to Dr Elijah Friday, JEDC’s communications director, the rate of vandalism in Plateau is “getting worse everyday”. “The vandals have destroyed too many Transformers; they are making it difficult for us to cope,” he said. The official explained that services had been truncated and revenue lost to the massive destruction and advised customers to protect the transformers.
Friday also decried the rising rate of energy theft by consumers that had continued to by-pass prepaid meters, regretting that JEDC could not collect up to N1 billion for the N4.5 billion worth of energy it distributed in February. On epileptic power supply in Jos metropolis, the official disclosed that there had been a decline in the amount of electricity transmitted to JEDC by the power generation companies.
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