EEDC and Aba Power Limited (APL) Resolves their 3-Year Dispute

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Today, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) and Aba Power Limited (APL) resolved their three year dispute that involved two court cases and the denial of 141MW to the people, businesses and industries of Aba.

Over the past three months, the Ministry for Power, Works and Housing has facilitated meetings between EEDC and GP/APL to work out a mutually beneficial commercial solution to the dispute. Thanks to the Vice President initiating the dialogue to resolve the dispute, the parties have now agreed to a commercial arrangement that has finally brought the disagreement to an end.

At a press briefing today at the Ministry of Works, Power and Housing, the Honourable Minister, Permanent Secretary and representatives from both parties came together to formally sign the agreements.

The Honourable Minister commended the Ministry for midwifing the case away from the courts in order to bring needed power to an area that has high commercial and industrial capacity. He thanked the Permanent Secretary for tirelessly leading the negotiations and bringing it to a mutually agreed conclusion. The Honourable Minister also acknowledged that the parties involved were victims of a government decision. Moving forward, the licenses will have to be amended with NERC and BPE playing their role in ensuring all is effectively concluded.

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