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N47bn Unpaid Debt: AEDC issues 10 days’ ultimatum to Presidential Villa, barracks, 84 MDAs

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has issued a 10-day ultimatum to ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to pay up their outstanding electricity bills.

This was even as it put the accumulated sum at N47.2 billion.

The DisCo had, at various occasions, lamented how government establishments failed to pay up their electricity bills.

In a publication, the DisCo said it is constrained to publish names of government agencies with long unpaid debts as previous attempts were unsuccessful.

The affected MDAs include the Ministry of Power, DSS, Presidential Villa, the Chief of Defence staff-barracks and military formations.

As at December 2023, the Chief of Defence Staff-barracks and military formations, with approximately 184 accounts, owed a whopping N12 billion.

Also, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Ministry, with 423 accounts, owes N7.6 billion in unpaid bills while the Ministry of Finance, with 237 accounts, owes N5.4 billion.

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