Power Ministry to begin payment of MDAs’ electricity bills
To ensure all its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) do not accumulate more debt from electricity supplied to them but hardly paid for, the federal government may have approved that the ministry of power takes charge of paying off their monthly electricity bills to electricity distribution companies (Discos).
The government according to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has initiated a mechanism which would ensure that payments of monthly electricity bills of its MDAs are centralised and managed by the power ministry. It in 2017 hinted that such measure was under consideration for adoption and implementation following the discovery that its MDAs owed billions of naira to Discos for supplying them electricity.
He stated this at the flag-off of the second phase of the mass metering scheme of the Abuja Disco in which 222,780 meters were procured by the Disco for its consumers on Wednesday in Abuja. This, Fashola, who was represented by the Director of Distribution in the ministry, Mrs. Briskilla Sapke, said would bring to an end the reoccurring incidences of MDAs not paying for electricity supplied to them even when funds for such are included in their budgets.