Barely 25 months after the death of Nigeria’s Second Republic President, Shehu Shagari, the Kaduna Electric Distribution Company (KAEDCO) last Wednesday disconnected electricity supply to his home, plunging the occupants including his widows and grandchildren into darkness.
The house was disconnected over unpaid bills estimated to be over N6 million, PUNCH reported quoting KAEDCO spokesman, Abdulaziz Abdullah.
Occupants of the house, who also included late Shagari distance relations, were saved from darkness, as the light was later reconnected same day, following intervention or a surety who promised to settle the bill.
A KAEDCO official at the Sokoto business office, who pleaded not to be named, informed our correspondent that the light was reconnected on a strong commitment to settle the outstanding bill by an anonymous surety.
He, however, did not disclose the anonymous surety.
KAEDCO spokesman, Abdulaziz Abdullahi, who confirmed the disconnection of the late President home located on Sama Road, in Sokoto, said, “The bill has not been paid since the former president died on December 28, 2018 at the age of 93.
“The company has given enough grace for them to settle the bills before the disconnection.”
A family source disclosed that prior to Shagari’s death; the state government footed the electricity bills of the former leader.