Revenue agency seals Kaduna Electric headquarters over N464.5m debt

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service, (KADIRS), has shut the headquarters of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (Kaduna Electric) over alleged N464.5 million tax liabilities.

The building, popularly known as the NEPA building and located on Ahmadu Bello Way in the metropolis, was shut alongside the company’s offices within Kaduna metropolis yesterday over arrears of tax liabilities between 2012 and 2018.

The Board secretary and legal adviser of KADIRS, Aysha Mohammed, told journalists that both managements have been discussing the indebtedness since 2019, adding that Kaduna Electric leaves it no option but to take the last resort to recover the fund.

She said KADIRS headquarters would remain shut until the obligation is met.

However, the management of Kaduna Electric, in an issued statement, said its headquarters and other offices were already opened and functional.

The statement, signed by Head, Corporate Communication, Abdulazeez Abdullahi stated that, “The management of Kaduna Electric informs its esteemed customers and all stakeholders that all its offices are open and fully functional. Customers can visit to pay their bills, purchase meter tokens, make inquiries and lodge any complaints regarding our services”.

A management staff of Kaduna Electric told newsmen that it was unfortunate that KADIRS would resort to such extreme measures when the Ministries, Department and Agencies of the State Government owe Kaduna Electric a debt of over N2 billion for electricity consumed.

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