Electricity consumers in Kano have called for the intervention of the National Assembly in the issue of outrageous bills allegedly being served them by the Kano Electricity Distribution Company.
At a zonal interactive session with the House of Representatives ad hoc committee looking into excessive electricity charges being levied on consumers, the consumers called for the immediate revocation of the licences of the distribution companies nationwide.
Besides, the enraged consumers opposed the billing system introduced by the firm.
A consumer, Yunusa Murtala, who spoke at the gathering, accused KEDCO of supplying faulty meters to its customers, resulting in the accumulation of high bills, noting that the alleged illegal practice had made it extremely difficult for consumers to understand the authentic billing system.
Another consumer, Mallam Abubakar Dangora, also decried excessive tariffs being allegedly imposed by KEDCO on customers in the rural communities, especially those with low power consuming appliances.
Earlier, Chairman of the ad hoc committee, Israel Ajibola, had said the House decided to organise interactive sessions in the six geopolitical zones of the country to ascertain allegations against power firms.