Niger Gov’t pays debt owed to Abuja Disco by state


The Niger state government is wading into the electricity crisis in the state by offering to pay Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) the sum of N60million to offset some of the debts owed the company by the state. Prior to now, the AEDC had decried huge debts owed by its customers in Niger state, Spark reports.

This occurred at the stakeholders’ meeting that was presided over by the Deputy Governor, Mohammed Ketso, attended by representatives of (AEDC), Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) held at the government house to evaluate the causes and solutions to the erratic power supply to the state.

The Deputy Governor, Mohammed Ketso told the AEDC officials led by the managing director, Ernest Mupwaya that the state government is ready to partner the company to enable it to provide the adequate supply of electricity to the people and that it will not accept anything less than that. The AEDC on its part said it is working to strengthen its quality of service to the consumers, pointing out that it is also blocking all loopholes in the system.