The Federal Government has promised to disconnect Niger Republic and Togo’s energy provide in the event that they fail to pay their excellent $16 million money owed.
This was disclosed by the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria, Usman Mohammed, who revealed that the preliminary money owed have been as excessive as $100 million.
“When I took over as MD TCN, both Benin and Togo owed Nigerian more than $100 million.
“They paid part of what they consumed and out of the debts, it is remaining only $14 million for Benin. Niger owes less than $2 million and we are not leaving them.”
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He threatened to disconnect the neighbouring nations in the event that they fail to stick to the fee settlement.
“In fact, we will disconnect them as we disconnect people around here.
“Electricity is not charity; we cannot allow people to consume electricity and leave us like that, No.”
Mr. Mohammed acknowledged that they’ve restricted their provide and are insisting that they pay all of the excellent earlier than they join and improve the facility off-take.