BREAKING: Tinubu Takes Action on Aso Rock’s Owed Electricity Bill

BREAKING: Tinubu Takes Action on Aso Rock’s Owed Electricity Bill

  • The presidency is set to offset its electricity debt to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company
  • The directive to pay the debt follows 'the reconciliation of accounts between the state house and AEDC'
  • reports that the revelation by the DisCo that Aso Villa owed millions of naira generated an outcry from many Nigerians journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering governance.

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Tuesday, February 20, directed the immediate settlement of the outstanding electricity bill due to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).

One of the presidential media aides, Bayo Onanuga, gave this update.

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President Tinubu has taken action to avoid darkness in Aso Rock. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook reports that Tinubu's directive follows the 'reconciliation of accounts' between the state house management and AEDC.

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The presidency said contrary to the AEDC's initial claim of N923 million debt, the state house outstanding bill was N342,352,217.46 — according to a letter by the management of AEDC to the state house permanent secretary dated February 14, 2024.

The statement said:

"Having reconciled the position to the satisfaction of both parties, the chief of staff to the President, Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has given assurance that the debt will be paid to AEDC before the end of this week.
"Following the example of the presidency, chief of staff also urged other MDAs to reconcile their accounts with AEDC and pay their electricity bills."

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Electricity bill: Villa, Wike's ministry, others, owing

Earlier, reported that AEDC issued a notice of disconnection to the presidential villa and 85 other ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) under the federal and state governments.

The DisCo alleged that they were owed a total sum of N47,195 billion in outstanding debts as of December 2023.

AEDC stated that the indebted MDAs have been given a 10-day notice, that is till February 28, to offset their bills or face disconnection.


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