In light of the recent wave of considerable peace in the North East. The House of Representatives has urged Federal Ministry of Power, Works, and Housing to restore electricity supply to communities liberated from the insurgency in the North-East.
The lawmakers particularly asked the ministry to give priority to Michika and Madagali Local Government Areas of Adamawa.
As reported by the news agency of Nigeria, This was building on the motion by Rep. Adamu Kamale (Adamawa- PDP) at plenary on Wednesday, stating that the liberation of the areas by the military in March 2015, enabled the return of residents to their homes.
According to him, almost all the public and private infrastructure in those areas were destroyed by the insurgents.
The legislator said the national grid line leading to Michika and Madrigal’s was vandalized by the terrorists, adding that as a result, residents in the areas had lived in perpetual darkness since they returned.
Recall, that spark online had earlier reported TCN’s plans to restore damaged equipment in these regions. Rep. Adamu Kamale added that as a result of the destructions, commercial activities in the areas were at low ebb, thereby, compounding poverty level of the returnees.The motion was unanimously adopted by the members, and in his ruling, the Speaker of the House, Mr Yakubu Dogara, mandated the Committee on Power to interface with the ministry.