Monday, 1 August 2016

Blackout at the National Theatre over unpaid N9m debt

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc (EKEDC) yesterday said
electricity supply to the National Arts Theatre in Lagos was
disconnected because its management was owing over N9 million debt.
Mr Idemudia Godwin, general manager, Media Communications of EKEDC,
told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the complex was
disconnected after appeals and demand notices went unheeded.According to
him, the debt is an accumulation of unpaid bills over time.He said

“We don’t disconnect without serving notice.
“Besides, we recently ran a newspaper advertisement informing
ministries, departments and parastatal agencies (MDAs) of government
that were indebted to EKEDC of our intention to disconnect them.“We have commenced disconnection of historic debtors, including
residential, commercial, industrial and government establishments within
our network,

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