Nigeria warns Togo and Niger of power cuts

03/01/2020 – Nigeria has threatened to cut electricity supply to neighbours Togo and Niger over a $16 million debt as the country’s power utilities grapple with capital deficits.

The Managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr Usman Mohammed, said that supply to the two countries had already been restricted.

Niger owes $2 million and Togo $14 million. The countries have reduced the debt from $100 million a couple of years back.

“We will disconnect them. Electricity is not charity,” Mr Mohammed said.

Nigeria, he said, had restricted supply and the countries should pay the debts or they be cut off.

TCN is battling poor infrastructure which has hampered smooth operations of Generating Companies (GENCOs) and Distribution Companies (DISCOs).

The East African (Tanzania)

Sahel-Elite (Bamako-Mali) | File Photo: NATION MEDIA GROUP 


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