Electricity: AEDC Issues Disconnection Notice To FG, State Govts Over  N47.1bn Debt

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By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna 

The management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), has issued 86 government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) 10 days notice to pay up the N47.1bn electricity debt they owe or risk disconnection.

 The notice was issued after the MDAs failed to pay up their outstanding balance for December.

According  to  the statement, “The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) PLC is constrained to do this publication with the details of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies with long outstanding unpaid bills for services rendered to them through the provision of electricity supply in that our previous attempts to make them honour their obligations have not achieved the desired result.”

It said that the relevant MDAs are given a notice that AEDC shall after the expiration of 10 days from the date of the publication, that is, after Wednesday February 28, 2024, embark on disconnection of  services to them until they discharge their obligations to them by paying their debts.

Top of the list of its debtors is the Chief of Defence Staff-Barracks and Military Formations with 12bn debt, followed by the Ministry of FCT with N7.5bn debt.

Next is the Ministry of Finance with N5.4bn, then Niger State Governor Abuja Liaison Office with N3.4bn.

Others include, according to the statement are Ministry of State Petroleum, N2.1bn, Ministry of Education, N1.8bn, CBN governor, N1.5bn, Nigeria Police Force, N1.3bn, Kogi State Governor-Abuja Liaison Office, N1.3bn; Ministry of Health, N1.1bn; Clerk of National Assembly, N1bn; Presidential Villa, 923.8m, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, N846.1m, among others.

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