From Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin
The Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, has cut off power supply to the Benin Airport over unpaid accumulated bills of N4.3 million.
This is coming few months after the Edo State chapter of Internal Revenue Board, BIR, sealed off the office of the airport manager over unpaid taxes deducted from workers’ salaries for several years but not remitted to the state government.
On a visit to the airport Thursday morning, would-be passengers were seen trying to make themselves comfortable with hand fans and newspapers in the stuffy departure halls with all the air conditioners switched off.
Efforts to reach the airport manager, Sunday Ayodele, failed but the Public Relations Officer of Benin Electricity Company, Cutis Nwiadei, confirmed that power supply to the airport was cut over unpaid N4.3 million bill.