The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said customers owe N49.58 billion debt in electricity bills in the Niger State region, Daily Trust reports.
The Managing Director, Engr. Ernest Mupwaya spoke during a presentation on Thursday at the Niger State Council on Quality and Constant Electricity Supply in Minna, the Niger State capital. He said, annually, the Distribution Company (DisCo) incurs an average debt accumulation of N11.48bn, and that the total debt owed by both small and large electricity customers has risen to N49.58bn.
Mupwaya acknowledged the desire of the people of the State to have significant improvement in power supply, but emphasized that such increase in electricity supply must be matched by an equal level of payment to sustain the company. He also emphasized the efforts of AEDC to improve power supply to the region saying Niger has been getting 20 per cent of the DisCo’s energy allocation from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) since 2016.
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