Latest report informs that one of the electricity distribution companies in the country, Ikeja Electric Plc, has adopted a new measure that would make it easy for its owing customers to pay their debts.
According to a report published by Punch, the company on Wednesday said it is ready to cut customers’ unpaid bills by 10 per cent to 20 per cent depending on the amount owed by its customers.
On why it decided to adopt the new measure, the company said the initiative is to enable customers to pay off their outstanding bills and meet their financial obligations to the company.
It said the initiative, designed specifically for unmetered non-maximum demand customers, was put in place to provide an avenue to support customers especially those who are financially constrained by the present economic realities.
The three tier scheme provides a 10 per cent discount for customers who owe between N50,000 and N100,000.00; 15 per cent discount for those owing above N100,000 but less than N200,000, and 20 per cent discount for customers who owe above N=200,000, said Ikeja Electric, which covers parts of Lagos.
The company’s Head Corporate Communications, Felix Ofulue said, “Ikeja Electric decided to introduce this scheme as a form of financial support to our customers who are willing to pay down on outstanding amounts owed us. By providing this discount to them, we also share part of the cost of the consumed energy.”