Enugu State House of Assembly has resolved to hold a three-day public hearing over complaints of exorbitant estimated electricity bills being foisted on consumers in Enugu State by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). The public hearing will also address concerns about the non-supply of prepaid metres to customers.
A press statement signed the House Committee Chairman on Information, Mr. Paul Nnajiofor, indicated that the public hearing which will take place at the House of Assembly Complex would be held for three days in all the three senatorial zones of the state.
The statement revealed that public hearing for Enugu West Zone will take place on April 26, 2017, that of Enugu North comes up on May 3, 2017 while it would be the turn of Enugu East on May 10, 2017.
The lawmakers recently passed a vote of no confidence on EEDC and announced that it would set up an ad hoc committee to organise a public hearing on the crisis between the EEDC and electricity consumers in the state.
The decision to set up the ad hoc committee followed the outcome of a one-day special session held by the House following a motion of urgent importance brought before it by member representing Nsukka East Constituency, Hon. Chinedu Nwamba over what he described as inflated bills by EEDC.
Owing to the controversy the debate on the motion generated, Speaker of the House, Hon. Edward Ubosi was forced to constitute the ad hoc committee headed by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Donatus Ozogbado, member representing Oji River Constituency.