Power Shortage: FCTA Pays AEDC 900 Million Debt


In an attempt to end perennial power shortage in and around the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, the authority says it’s has settled Abuja Electricity Development Company with the sum of over N900million as payment for electricity bills as part of its efforts to sustain and illuminate major streets of the nation’s capital.

The Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, Mr Shuaibu Umar disclosed this while briefing Journalists on the council’s activities for 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

The coordinator said that the council has engaged Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, to jointly make a roadmap towards resolving the issues of incessant power shortage in the Federal Capital City and to partner with AEDC to provide effective service to Abuja.

Umar assured the residents that the administration will continue to provide infrastructure and facilities to Districts as soon as new ones are open before handling over the outfits to supervisors to manage accordingly. He said this is in line with the administration’s mandate to provide the management of a first class and inclusive city comparable to any other city in the world.

According to him, ” based on our mandate and mission, the Council remain focused and committed to providing efficient and sustainable services to the residents of the FCT. “Available records has shown sanity and improvements in the provisions of services to the city. Illegal development has reduced, traffic congestion has eased, street lighting at night has improved and, in particular, the crime rate has remained subdued within the city”.

Source: Daily Times

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