Eko Disco disconnects National Theatre over unpaid N12m debts

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says it has disconnected electricity supply to the National Arts Theatre, Lagos over unpaid N12 million debts.

Mr Godwin Idemudia, General Manger, Corporate Communications of EKEDC said on Friday in Lagos that the debt was an accumulation of unpaid bills over time.

Idemudia said EKEDC had no option than to disconnect the complex after all appeals to the management to pay the accumulated bill proved abortive.

The EKEDC spokesman, however, promised that supply would be restored if the management paid part of the debt.

A senior official of the National Theatre, who did not want his name mentioned, said that the management would pay the bill as soon it received its allocation.

He said the management could not pay from of its generated revenue because “the money into the Treasury Single Account as directed by the Federal Government.”

He, however, assured that the management would pay part of the bill soon.