The authorities of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) on Monday said it has disconnected the Delta State University (DELSU) over debt owed, adding that since December 2017, the university had been indebted to it, and had not made any efforts to offset the debt.
The Public Relations Manager, BEDC Edo/Delta State, Mrs. Esther Okolie, said: ”We had to disconnect DELSU after series of letters written to its management about the 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”.
The University Vice Chancellor, Professor Victor Peretomode, who confirmed the debt, 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”.