Residents and business operators in Damaturu, Yobe state, have faulted YEDCO for supplying them with a high voltage of electricity that is resulting in damaging their electrical appliances. Some shop owners, stated that the anomaly has forced them to shut down the cold drinks unit of their businesses as their refrigerators and electricity regulators have been damaged due to the high voltage.
Engr. Usman Wakta, the District Manager, YEDCO Damaturu business District, explained that Damaturu and environs are connected to the newly-completed 330 KVA electricity station to boost supply. He said that “the new station now supplies 200-220 voltage of electricity as shown by our monitoring device and that is the standard voltage, unlike before when we were having low voltage”.
If the problem is from us (YEDCO) it affects the whole of a particular area, but if the problem is only restricted to one or two houses within an area then the fault may be as result of wrong electrical connection,” he stated. Watka also urged those complaining to reexamine their internal wiring system and should not hesitate in making a distress call whenever there is an electrical problem in their areas.
Kogi Gov Lauds PMB’s Achievements In Power Sector-Leadership
Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi State, has lauded the achievements of present administration in the power sector as a demonstration of genuine interest in making life better for the Nigerian masses. Bello stressed that Nigerians could feel the ongoing effort of the fFG in meeting the challenges of development, with particular emphasis on power and other critical infrastructures. The governor stated this while receiving in his office in Lokoja, the NERC chairman, Professor James Adache Momoh and members of his management team. Kogi Gov Lauds PMB’s Achievements In Power Sector-Leadership
Bello expressed delight on the giant strides of the Buhari-led government in the last three years, whilst promising his unrelenting support to the organisation to enable it deliver on its mandate. He applauded the plan of the organisation to set up an operational office in the state and also solicited its partnership in his administration’s rural electrification drive. He particularly requested special consideration for the Eastern part of the state, noting that several communities in the area and other parts of the state are still wallowing in perpetual blackout.