April 16, 2024

Tinubu directs payment of N342m State House electricity bill debt

Adebayo Obajemu

President Bola Tinubu has directed immediate settlement of outstanding electricity bill due to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).

The President’s directive follows the reconciliation of accounts between the State House Management and AEDC.

The Presidency made the disclosure in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Onanuga stated that contrary to the AEDC’s initial claim of N923 million debt in paid advertorial in newspapers, the State House outstanding bill is N342,352, 217.46, according to a letter by the management of AEDC to the State House Permanent Secretary dated February 14, 2024.

Having reconciled the position to the satisfaction of both parties, the Chief of Staff to the President, Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has given assurance that the debt will be paid to AEDC before the end of this week.

Following the example of the Presidency, Chief of Staff also urged other MDAs to reconcile their accounts with AEDC and pay their electricity bills.