Abuja Electricity Distribution Company has disconnected the Niger state government building and other MDAs for debt exceeding N1.3billion.
This was revealed by the state’s AEDC Public Relations Officer, Adamu Dantani, in Minna, who said the decision to disconnect the Government House, General Hospital and other MDAs is to collect all outstanding debts amounting to several billions of naira owed by the company. by the government.
Dantani said the uncoupling would have been carried out months ago but was suspended due to intervention by the House of Representatives.
He added that four months after the intervention between the company and the executive branch of the government, the agreement reached has been violated by the government.
He added that in the deal reached, the state government had to pay at least about 80 percent of the debt, which they had not done.
“As of the day of the agreement to date, there is no commitment from the state government,” he said.
Dantani added: “We took the action after being pushed against the wall by the state government for not keeping its words after the intervention of the state assembly four months ago.
“We have no choice but to disconnect their services and focus on our loyal consumers in and outside the metropolis.”
Other public institutions affected by the lockdown include the water board, schools, all general hospitals, the office of the secretary of the state government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, and that of the head of the service.
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