AEDC Issues 10-Day Ultimatum to 86 MDAs to Pay N47.1bn Debt or Face Disconnection


Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has issued a 10-day ultimatum to 86 government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to settle a collective debt of N47.1 billion for electricity services rendered.

The notice, communicated through an advertorial, follows the MDAs’ failure to clear their outstanding balances for December.

In the public notice, AEDC stated, “The Abuja Electricity Distribution PLC (AEDC) is constrained to do this publication with the details of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies with long outstanding unpaid bills for services rendered to them through the provision of electricity supply in that our previous attempts to make them honour their obligations have not achieved the desired result.

“The relevant MDAs (as listed above) are hereby given notice that AEDC shall, after the expiration of 10 days from the date of this publication, that is, after Wednesday, 28, 2024, embark on disconnection of our services to them until they discharge their obligations to us by paying their debts.”

Top on the list of debtors is the Chief of Defense Staff—Barracks and Military Formations, owing N12 billion, followed by the Ministry of FCT with N7.5 billion.

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The Ministry of Finance holds the third position with a debt of N5.4 billion, while the Niger State Governor’s Abuja Liaison Office follows closely with N3.4 billion in unpaid bills.

The AEDC expressed frustration over previous unsuccessful attempts to secure payment from the listed MDAs, emphasising the necessity of resorting to disconnection to enforce compliance.