Nigerians Union of Journalists NUJ, Kogi council, has decried the outrageous electricity bills by the Abuja Electricity and Distribution Company AEDC to the residents of the state without commensurate supply.

The council made the call in a statement jointly signed by its Kogi Chairman, Adeiza Jimoh; and Secretary, Ademu Haruna, in Lokoja, and observed with concern the unbridled attitude of the Electricity and Distribution Company in dishing out outrageous monthly bills to customers, especially in Lokoja, without a commensurate service.

The Council noted that this attitude started between August and September, 2022, when there was a noticeable slight improvement on the electricity supply within Lokoja metropolis.

The council stressed that the current hardship of fuel and water scarcity, incessant electricity outage and the cash crunch being experienced by residents should not be further compounded by AEDC propensity of making more money to the detriment of the customers without recourse for wearing a human face.