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

Published 1 month ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
at 07:27 AM, 16/12/2019 (1 month ago)

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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.

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willyking at 07:40 AM, 16/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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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 at 07:53 AM, 16/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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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 at 10:43 AM, 16/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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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 at 12:00 PM, 16/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: willyking on 12:00 PM, 16/12/2019
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 at 12:02 PM, 16/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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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 at 03:35 PM, 16/12/2019 (1 month ago)
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Hahahaha what else than to just laugh
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