Nigeria School News

DELSU In Darkness For Owing N35000 Debt, Disconnected By BEDC

Delta State University DELSU Logo. Photo: Dailypost Nigeria
Delta State University DELSU Logo. Photo: Dailypost Nigeria

The Delta state University has been disconnected by the authorities of the Benin Distribution Company over a debt of N35000. The institution has been in debt of the said amount since December 2017 and had refused to offset the debt.

The Public relations manager, BEDC Edo/Delta state, Mrs. Esther Okolie, told Daily Post in Asaba that “We had to disconnect DELSU after series of letters written to its management about the N35000 debt, instead, it paid deaf ears and we will not reconnect it until DELSU pay the debt. BEDC does not run charity organization, so there is need for bills to be paid”.

But speaking also with Daily Post, the institution’s Vice chancellor, Prof. Victor Peretomode said “BEDC has not been doing well in area of bills, its bills had been too outrageous. We asked for a review, BEDC refuses, and we stay disconnected for now”.

Investigation revealed that DELSU was having difficulty coping with the payment of the electrical bills from BEDC. It also revealed that the institution’s authorities through its bulletin dated 11th of January, 2018, with the title: “Need to monitor electricity consumption by staff and residents of the University” shows that “there was need to monitor the use of electricity in staff quarters and offices on regular basis”.

  UNIBEN 2018 Post UTME Form And Screening Dates

BEDC spoke person, Mrs. Okolie disclosed that BEDC had asked that the outstanding bill must be paid before it could reconnect the electrical light.

Did You Read these

Olamide George is a graduate of Mass Communication from Olabisi Onabajo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State Nigeria; she writes and reports for Campusbiz Journal. Reach me via olamide@campusbiz.com.ng

Post Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.