- According to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), the Niger Government House is owing N1.9 billion
- The company is saying that due to the debt, it has disconnected offices in Government House, Minna, from electricity power supply
- AEDC vowed that the affected offices will remain without its service until the debt which started accruing eight years is paid
Daily Trust gathered that among the affected offices are those of the state’s House of Assembly, the secretary to the state government, and the water board.
As contained in a memo issued recently by the AEDC regional leadership in the state's capital, the debt spanned over eight years, adding that efforts to recover the debt have not yielded anything.
Noting that the immediate past government left 343m debt, the company noted that the status quo will be maintained until the debt is paid.
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FG confirms collapse of national grid, says power supply will be restored soon
Meanwhile, the federal government had confirmed that the national grid has collapsed, but with a promise that the issue will be fixed soon.
The situation was confirmed in a terse statement sent to Legit.ng on Saturday, April 9 by the minister of power, Engr Abubakar Aliyu.
The statement reads: '
'We wish to notify the general public of the incidence of a system collapse which occurred at 1830hrs on April 8th, 2022 resulting in power outages in many parts of the country.
''While a detailed investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the recurring grid failure is currently ongoing by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and System Operator (the operator of the national grid), the process of restoring supply is ongoing with some sections of the national grid already energised and supply restored to consumers.
'We wish to assure Nigerians that the federal government is working assiduously to deliver on the much-needed reforms and investments, including SCADA, that are critical to improving the capacity and reliability of the national grid.
''This is in line with the Mr. President’s directives on closing infrastructure deficits in critical sectors of the Nigerian economy.''