The house of former president of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari, has been disconnected from electricity supply by the Kaduna Electric Distribution Company over unpaid bills estimated to be over N6m.
However, the occupants of the houses, were saved from darkness as the light was reconnected following intervention or a surety who promised to settle the bill, last Wednesday.
An official of KAEDCO who spoke on the condition of anonymity, noted that the light was reconnected due to promises to pay the outstanding bill by an anonymous surety.
The spokesperson of KAEDCO, 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.
However, a Sokoto State government official who spoke to Punch on condition of anonymity said, “You know the welfare of the late president’s family rests solely on the Federal Government, if the state government assists, it is just out of compassion and respect for the late President.”