Tinubu directs payment of N342.35m state house AEDC electricity bill

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday directed immediate settlement of the outstanding N342.35million electricity bill due to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).

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

The special adviser to the President on Information & Strategy, Mr. Bayo Onanuga in a statement said this is contrary to the AEDC’s initial claim of N923million debt in paid advertorial in newspapers, stressing that 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.

According to him,  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,” the statement added.

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