FG Threatens To Disconnect Togo, Benin, Niger Republic From Electricity Over $16 Million Debt

Published On: December 16, 2019, 7:27 am
Author:
Olusanya Akinrinola
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The Federal Government has threatened to disconnect the power supply of Niger Republic and Togo if they are not forthcoming in their outstanding $16 million debts.

The threat was made by the Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Usman Mohammed, who explained that prior to his emergence as the MD of TCN, Benin and Togo owed Nigeria more than $100 million.

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“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.”


Mohammed promised to disconnect the neighbouring countries like the homes in Nigeria if they refuse to balance their debt.

According to him, electricity supply isn’t a charity case, so the international customers won’t be allowed to consume electricity for free.

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“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.”


Mohammed said that electricity supply has been restricted to only contracted ones, so the restriction would be lifted once payment has been made.



-- willyking (m) at 16-12-2019 07:40AM
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None sense country supplying others electronic power why there is no light in their country, now the money these countries have been paying to them  what do they do with it..
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-- rainbowlove (m) at 16-12-2019 07:53AM
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Stupid and wicked sets of idiots,we don't have electricity in Nigeria but here in Togo is hard to see the light went off..is payment and light bills the problem to Nigerians,idiots
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-- crocatum (m) at 16-12-2019 10:43AM
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Before you threaten, remember the river flows through Niger, before it enters Nigeria, do you have alternative sources in case they no longer need your services
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-- Osahenogae1 (m) at 16-12-2019 12:00PM
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Quote from: willyking on 16-12-2019 12:00PM
None sense country supplying others electronic power why there is no light in their country, now the money these countries have been paying to them  what do they do with it..
Hmmmm! you are very correct my brother!
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-- Osahenogae1 (m) at 16-12-2019 12:02PM
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Nigeria is a bastard state, the political thieves are only playing games on the good Nigerians!
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-- Slimchery (m) at 16-12-2019 03:35PM
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Hahahaha what else than to just laugh
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