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‘Improve power supply or leave Nasarawa’ — assembly issues 14-day ultimatum to AEDC

‘Improve power supply or leave Nasarawa’ — assembly issues 14-day ultimatum to AEDC
May 01
11:36 2024

The Nasarawa house of assembly has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) over poor power supply in the state.

Danladi Jatau, the speaker, gave the directive on Tuesday when officials of the AEDC and Nasarawa Electricity Power Agency (NAePA) appeared before the house in Lafia, Nasarawa capital.

Jatau said the house invited the two electricity companies to enable them present a report on the poor power supply and excessive bills handed to the people.

He said the actions of the companies have worsened poverty and hardship, adding that the AEDC needs to fix the problem or exit the state.

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“Our resolution is that AEDC is hereby given 14 days to restore normal light to communities across the state and failure to do that, we will be left with no option but to ask them to quit,” NAN quoted Jatau as saying.

“In their place, we will invite competent hands that will give the people of the state normal light.

“Secondly, the area manager, PowerGen Interconnected Energy ltd., handling electrification project in Toto local government, is hereby directed to appear before the house on May 21st, 2024, to explain their role in power distribution in the area.”

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He said the efforts of the governor to secure complete take-off of Akurba power station has been sabotaged.

“The constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria has empowered us to invite anybody on public issue for questioning, that is why we have invited you,” Jatau added.

“There is power blackout and outrageous bills across the state by AEDC as our people are in pains and suffering. We cannot take it any longer.

“Your company is giving our people poor services. Our people have been sleeping in darkness.

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“Our people are in pains because they are paying for light without enjoying the light.”

Adeyemi Jonathan, AEDC chief business officer, assured the house that the company will improve power supply across the state.

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