Tinubu orders payment of presidential villa’s N342m outstanding electricity bill


President Bola Tinubu has directed immediate settlement of outstanding electricity bills due to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company.

The president’s directive followed the reconciliation of accounts between the State House Management and AEDC.

A statement issued on Tuesday by the Special Adviser to the President on Information & Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, said contrary to the AEDC’s initial claim of N923 million debt in paid advertorial in newspapers, the State House outstanding bill is N342,352,217.46.

Onanuga noted that the outstanding bill was contained in a letter by the management of AEDC to the State House Permanent Secretary, dated February 14, 2024.

“Having reconciled the position to the satisfaction of both parties, the Chief of Staff to the President, Rt Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has given assurance that the debt will be paid to AEDC before the end of this week.

“Following the example of the Presidency, the Chief of Staff also urged other MDAs to reconcile their accounts with AEDC and pay their electricity bills,” he added.

Recall that AEDC had on Monday given a 10-day disconnection notice to the presidential villa and 86 MDAs over N47.1 billion debt.