AEDC Disconnects Power Supply To Niger And Its Ministries Over N1.3bn Debt

By Aminu Garko Minna, – Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has disconnected electricity supply to Niger government, its ministries and parastatal agencies over unpaid N1.3 billion electricity bills. Legal Officer at the AEDC, Mr Aminu Ubandoma, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Thursday that the company had no choice but to disconnect supply as the debt had been long overdue. “We have no other option than to disconnect supply to the Government House, ministries, departments and agencies over the accumulated unpaid electricity bills totalling N1.3 billion as at September. “The government released N200 million of the outstanding debt in September and promised to pay N100 million monthly until it offsets the debt. “It failed to meet the obligation, however. “The debt notwithstanding, the government has been up to date since then in offsetting its current monthly bills of about N75 million. “We took the decision to disconnect supply since government reneged on its promise to pay outstanding debt at the rate of N100 million monthly. “That promise was made after an intervention by the state’s House …

AEDC Disconnects Power Supply To Niger And Its Ministries Over N1.3bn Debt Read More

FRSC Records 535 Deaths In Osun, Oyo, Ondo In 2022

By Joshua OladipoOsogbo, – Mr Uakhemen Ujeamerem, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Commander, Osun Zone, said 535 persons have lost their lives as a result of road traffic crashes in the zone from January to October. Ujeamerem, the Zonal Commander in Charge of Osun, Oyo and Ondo States, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Osogbo. The commander however said that the deaths recorded were less than the 651 recorded in 2021 in the three states, an 18 per cent reduction. He added that 1,357 traffic accidents were recorded between January and October 2022 as against 1,274 accidents in 2021, which represents an increase of seven per cent. “We had 3, 339 injured victims in 2021 compared to 3, 874 in 2022, indicating an increase of 15 percent of injured victims,” Ujeamerem said. Meanwhile, the zonal commander said the recent intelligence officers retreat would help the zone to restategise towards curtailing traffic accidents. Ojeamerem charged the officers to provide intelligence information to achieve zero traffic accidents on highways in the zone. Earlier, …

FRSC Records 535 Deaths In Osun, Oyo, Ondo In 2022 Read More

NEMA Cautions Motorists Against Speed, Others

By Ruth OketundeAbuja, – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned motorists against driving on road shoulder and speeding during the festive season to avoid road accidents. Mr Justin Uwazuruonye, Head, NEMA’s Abuja Operations Office, gave the warning at a stakeholders interactive training on the use of extricating tools on-board the rapid response vehicles and other equipment in Abuja. Uwazuruonye said that the essence of the training was to enlighten the participants on the use of the tools to enable them to handle disaster victims in a professional manner. According to him, one agency cannot achieve traffic incident management, as such, it is important to sharpen their skills when carrying out their task of saving lives during disasters. “The essence of the training is to make sure that they have the capacity to respond effectively and efficiently and also to manage the equipment. “Recently, we noticed that so many Nigerians do not obey traffic rules and they don’t even pay attention to traffic signs and symbols. “Some of them do not even know that driving on the shoulder of …

NEMA Cautions Motorists Against Speed, Others Read More