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FG Unfolds Power Recovery Plan, Okays N80bn for Road Rehabilitation. Approves link roads to Second Niger Bridge, infrastructural programme for FCT.

Mar 23 2017
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FG Unfolds Power Recovery Plan, Okays N80bn for Road Rehabilitation. Approves link roads to Second Niger Bridge, infrastructural programme for FCT. Thisday Online

The federal government Wednesday unfolded what it described as power sector recovery programme with the aim of creating a more viable and vibrant power sector.

 

The government also approved N80 billion for the rehabilitation and construction of many roads and bridges in 12 states of the federation.

 

The beneficiary states are: Oyo, Adamawa, Taraba, Plateau, Zamfara, Kwara, Bauchi, Kano, Enugu, Osun, Sokoto and Kaduna States.  Read more

 

DisCos explain moral suasion to recover debts. The Nation Online

Reasons have been given why the power distribution companies (DisCos) are adopting moral suasion to recover N1trillion debts owed them by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

 

The Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED), Sunday Oduntan, said it would be wrong for energy distribution firms to use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest officials of the Federal Government’s MDAs.

 

Oduntan said: “Using force to arrest debtors in the sector is not a feasible option now. How can one use a Federal Government’s agency, such as EFCC to arrest the officials of agencies that are directly under the government because they owe electricity bills? This is not possible. That is why the DisCos through its umbrella body (ANED) is appealing to MDAs to pay the debts they owe power firms in unpaid tariffs.’’  Read more

Last changed: Mar 23 2017 at 11:49 AM

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