FCTA Spends N2.055B on Electricity Bills in 1year

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THE FCT Administration has disclosed that it paid a total of N2,055,231,626.39 as electricity bill to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) for the year 2021. This was disclosed by Mr Umar Shuaibu, the Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), on Wednesday during an interactive session with journalists.

Mr Shuaibu said the FCTA is not indebted whatsoever to AEDC as all outstanding bills were paid to AEDC for the preceding years. He said in the past two years, the FCTA made concerted efforts to ensure steady and uninterrupted power supply to streetlight facilities in the city through strategic interventions.

He said in order to provide effective service to the residents of the FCT, AMMC took steps to sustain and illuminate major streets of the metropolis, which he said led to partnership with AEDC in fashioning out roadmap for resolving the issue of incessant power shortage in city.

He said at the moment, there is a total number of 3,000 stand-alone solar powered street lights in the city, in line with the efforts to promote eco-friendly energy supply system.

According to him, during an inspection tour round the city, where it was observed that street lights were illuminating all the major roads except where and when the AEDC did not provide power due to some technical problems on their part.

He lamented that the AEDC is always found wanting in discharging its responsibilities, which is unjustifiably mistaken for lack performance by the FCTA.

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