The Niger State Government House and other MDAs have been cut off by Abuja Electricity Distribution Company due to a debt of more than N1.3 billion. The decision to disconnect the Government House, general hospital and other MDAs was made to recover all outstanding debts totaling several billions of naira that were owing to the corporation by the government, according to Adamu Dantani, the state’s AEDC public relations officer in Minna. Dantani claimed that if the House of Assembly hadn’t intervened, the disconnect would have taken place months ago but was postponed.
He continued by saying that the government had broken the deal reached four months after the firm and the executive branch of the government intervened. He continued by saying that, according to the arrangement signed, the state government was supposed to pay off at least 80% of the debt, but they didn’t.
The state water board, schools, all general hospitals, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane’s office as secretary to the state government, and the office of the head of service are just a few of the numerous public institutions that have been disconnected.