By Adesina Wahab
As individuals are accusing electricity distribution companies, DISCOs, of giving them high electricity bills, popularly called ‘crazy bills’, educational institutions in the country are also reeling under the yoke of such bill, checks by Vanguard have revealed.
In fact, some of the tertiary institutions, mostly government-owned, are either disconnected or have been disconnected at one point or the other from the national grid by DISCOs in their localities.
With inadequate subventions from the government, the affected universities, polytechnics and others are finding it difficult paying their electricity bills and the development is threatening cordial relationship between the schools and the power companies, as well as making the smooth running of the schools difficult.
For instance, the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, as at the time of this report, has been disconnected by Eko DISCO because the huge bill it…