The Kaduna Electric Distribution Company last Wednesday disconnected electricity supply to the home of late Alhaji Shehu Shagari, the Second Republic President of Nigeria, over unpaid bills estimated to be over N6m.
Occupants of the home, together with late Shagari wives and relations, have been saved from darkness, as the light was later reconnected same day, following the intervention or a surety who promised to settle the bill.
A KAEDCO official at the Sokoto business office, who pleaded to not 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, didn’t disclose the anonymous surety.
KAEDCO spokesman, Abdulaziz Abdullahi, who confirmed the disconnection of the late President home located on Sama Street, in Sokoto, stated, “The bill has not been paid since the former president died on December 28, 2018, on the age of ninety-three.
“The corporate has given sufficient grace for them to settle the payments earlier than the disconnection.”
A family source disclosed that previous to Shagari’s death; the state government footed the electricity bills of the former leader.
Nevertheless, a Sokoto State government official who spoke to our correspondent on the situation of anonymity said, “ the welfare of the late president’s family rests solely on the Federal Government, if the state government assists, it’s just out of compassion and respect for the late President.”