Electricity cut over N1.9bn debt puts pressure on Niger government

Electricity cut over N1.9bn debt puts pressure on Niger government


The power cut from Niger State. government offices on Tuesday, is beginning to take its toll on government businesses across Ministries and Parastatals in the State.

Recall that the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) disconnected the State Government House and the State House of Assembly Complex both in Minna, the State Capital over N1.9bn debt.

TheNewspad reports that productivity of workers including the State government Secretariat Complex which was also knocked off by the distribution Company during the Easter holiday.

The Daily Trust had cited a memo issued last Friday by the AEDC Regional Manager in Minna indicates that the debt spanned over eight years, and vowed not to reconnect the offices until they were cleared.

It said the immediate past administration left 343m debt, adding that from June 2015 to date, govt accrued a total debt of N1.9 billion.

TheNewspad reports that agents some of the offices have resorted to petrol to power generator sets in some offices where skeletal work are carried out as a temporary measure.

Besides, a significant number of workers now close early from their offices which have been without power, pending when the the Management of AEDC and Government resolve the un passe.

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