Residents of Ganaja area of Lokoja on Thursday besieged the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) Area Office to protest alleged exorbitant and estimated billings and general inefficiency of the company. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the angry protesters, in their hundreds, had earlier locked the Ganaja office of the company and matched to the Area office on IBB way, Central Area of Lokoja to register their displeasure.
The protesters listed the alleged sins of the company to include estimated billing, over-billing, non-reading of meters, poor electricity supply, lack of prepaid meters and constant harassment by AEDC officials. NAN reports that the protest started at 8 a.m. and that placard carrying youths and women took over the ever busy IBB Way, leading to the diversion of vehicles. Some of the placards read “AEDC, Enough is Enough”, “Engr. Oluwatoyin Junaidu Must Go”, “AEDC Worst Disco in Nigeria” among many other inscriptions.
24 hours electricity supply excites Damaturu residents – NAN
Residents of Damaturu, capital of Yobe, are delighted with the recent restoration of 24 hours electricity supply and resolved to vote to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari. The uninterrupted power supply to the state had been made possible by the completion of 330kVA transmission line. A cross section of Damaturu residents, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Damaturu, that the improvement in power supply had promoted social and economic activities in the state.
Alhaji Abdullahi Usman, a rice miller, said the improved electricity supply had saved millers from depending on generators and diesel. “The completion of the 330KVA line by the Buhari administration had been the dream of everyone in Yobe and we are happy this has been completed and put to use. “Millers, barbers and automobile electricians are enjoying full electricity supply to execute their trades and this has increased the volume of trade daily.