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Aso Villa Owes Abuja DisCo N923.8Million

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…Coy Issues 86 MDAs Ultimatum To Settle N47Bn Debts

 

 

The Presidential Villa, official residence of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is indebted to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to the tune of N923.87million in electricity bill.

The management of the AEDC made this known in a 10-day notice it issued to 86 government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to pay up the N47.1 billion electricity debt they owe or risk disconnection, contained in an advertorial titled ‘Notice of disconnection’, published on Monday.

The DisCo, informed that the list was published as MDAs failed to pay up their outstanding balance for December 2023.

Said the company: “The Abuja Electricity Distribution PLC (AEDC) 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”.

The notice also disclosed that the presidential villa owes an electricity bill of N923.87 million.

Other MDAs listed are the Chief of Defence Staff-Barracks and military formations with N12 billion debt as well as the Ministry of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with N7.5 billion debt.

The ministry of Finance, the DisCo said, owes N5.4 billion, Niger State governor (Abuja liaison office) owes N3.4 billion, and N1.58 billion is payable by the CBN governor.

“The relevant MDAs (as listed above) are hereby given notice that AEDC shall after the expiration of 10 days from the date of this publication, that is, after Wednesday, 28th February 2024, embark on disconnection of our services to them until they discharge their obligations to us by paying their debts.”

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) had on January 10, 2024, issued a 14-day suspension notice to Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL) over N33.71 billion in electricity debt.

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