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FCTA Spends Over N2bn On Electricity Bills In 2021

The FCT Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, AMMC says FCTA has paid a total sum of N2,055,231,626.39 as electricity bills to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) for the year 2021, but yet to effectively deliver their services to expectation.

Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC),Mr Umar Shuaibu made this known at a news briefing in Abuja.

Mr Shuaibu who explained that FCTA is not indebted to AEDC, noted that the administration had made concerted efforts to ensure steady and uninterrupted power supply to the city through strategic interventions.

According to him, during an inspection tour round the city, it was observed that street lights were illuminating all the major roads except where and when the AEDC did not provide power due to some technical problems.

He lamented that AEDC’s failure were often times unjustifiably mistaken for lack of performance by the FCTA.

Speaking further on the achievements, the AMMC Coordinator said the administration had procured 3,000 stand alone solar powered street lights in the city as part of efforts to promote an ECO-friendly energy supply system.

The AMMC Boss therefore reiterated FCTA ‘s commitment to continue to make huge investment towards ensuring smooth running of services meant to improve living standards of residents in the nation’s Capital.

On the proposed demolition along Airport road, Mr Shuaibu enjoined all those buying houses and land in the FCT from Estate Developers to follow due process, by going to AGIS or Development Control Department for authenticity of such property to avoid investing wrongly.

According to him, kukwuaba in Lugbe axis, airport road has been mapped out as phase V of the city center due to its proximity to the city and the Airport.

He warned that all illegal structures in kukwuaba- lugbe axis would all be demolished.

His words”Abuja is a planned city and has an operational Master Plan that designates every parcel of land for a particular use. What we witnessed today is people illegally occupying transport corridors, green areas, squatting inside uncompleted buildings. This has become a major source of concern for the FCT Administration and hence the Department of Development Control is always on its toes to ensure that such structures are pulled down”. Shuaibu said

By Remi Johnson

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