Power Outage; Chairman Doma Local Govt Commends Former Governor, Appeals To Governor Sule To Complete
Irked over epileptic power supply in Doma, the Headquarter of Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, The executive chairman of the Council, Hon. Rabo Sani has appealed to Governor, Abdullahi Sule to ensure the completion of the 7.5 MBA Transformer and its connection to the national grid.
The Council boss disclosed this during an exclusive interview with selected Journalists at his abode; The chairman said the connection of the new transformer to the national grid would end the defective power supply as would boost the socio-economic activities of the area.
Hon. Rabo Sani further appealed to consumers of electricity supply to be committed by paying their light bill promptly.
While he called on the suppliers of power, The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to do more by ensuring the supply of steady light to consumers.
Doma Community was plunged into darkness for the past two weeks by Abuja Electricity Distribution Company.
A resident of Dadin’kowa, Rabiu Dogara Omaku explained that since January 1st, the People of Doma are grappling with darkness due to total outrage.
“In the first week of January we are in darkness for four days and since Monday second week we only saw light for six hours in one week, and they are expecting us to pay the light bill, Is not possible”.
The erratic power supply has led to an acute shortage of drinking water in the area as the majority of borehole owners relied on the power supply.
Even with the presence of 4 Special Forces Army Barrack, St John Bosco College, Doma, Federal Science and Technical College, Doma, the Community is grappling with untold darkness and no end in sight improvement from AEDC.
An investigation revealed that vast of the residents relied on solar power as a source of energy in their abodes.
AEDC Manager of Doma, when contacted on phone, denied the epileptic power supply, saying Doma enjoyed five hours supply daily while nine hours in the nighttime.
At press time when Universal Reporters Online visited the suppliers’ office along Lafia road, the office was relying on a standby generator.
A staff on duty who pleaded anonymity expressed worried over the way and manner they were treated while on duty.
“Anytime you went to collect the light bill, consumers would be complaining of a power outage and this undermines our work”.
He attributed the low shedding to the dwindling of the obsolete transformer supplying power to the entire Community.
“The transformer supplying light to Doma is overstretched and what the Community wants is to connect the new transformer that was yet to be connected to the national grid”.
The Marketer, Suleiman did not respond to calls by Universal Reporters Online for comment.