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AEDC disconnects government house, ministries in Minna

Niger State Government House, Ministries, Departments and Agencies have been disconnected by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) over their inability to honour an agreement they reached with the Company.

Public Relations Officer, AEDC, Minna office, Alhaji Adamu Mohammed confirmed the move in an interview with Radio Nigeria in Minna, the Niger state capital.

Alhaji Mohammed said the Niger state government was indebted to the tune of N1.3 billion.

According to him, the state government brought N274 million, including the current billing charges to AEDC.

Since September this year after the first payment, it was agreed that Niger state government will subsequently be paying the remaining balance which was not forthcoming.

All government hospitals, Water Board, State Secretariat, office of the Secretary to the Niger state Government among others have been disconnected by AEDC thereby bringing an untold hardship to patients who were on admission at government hospitals.

This is the second time in less than two months that Niger State Government House, Ministries, Departments and agencies were disconnected by the Abuja Electricity and Distribution Company AEDC for not settling its electricity bills.

Most of the people interviewed in Minna, the state capital appealed to Niger state government to as a matter of urgency pay AEDC to avoid unnecessary embarrassment.

Reporting by Aliyu Lawal; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare