Umar Muhammed, Lafia
A member representing Akwanga South at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Kassim Mohammed, has led a protest against poor electricity supply in the state.
The protest, which was organised by the youth wing of Mada Development Association, had youths from Akwanga, Nasarawa-Eggon and Wamba local government areas.
Addressing the protesters, Mohammed said he decided to join the protest in solidarity with his people against the exploitation by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company.
He said, “This situation cannot be allowed to continue; so, I am calling on the Federal Government to do something urgently; if not, the activities of this company is affecting the image of the President.
“They only give light whenever they want to send bills and as soon as the bills are paid, you will not see light again.”
Earlier, the National President of YWMDA, Gyuni Umaru, said the protest came after a complaint at the headquarters of AEDC did not yield any result.
He added that the youths had given the AEDC one-week ultimatum to improve their service in the area or close down their offices.
“In the next one week, we want them to start the installation of pre-paid meters to all customers, supply light for at least 18 hours per day.
“We also want immediate reconnection of Wamba, Nasarawa-Eggon and Andaha that were disconnected for no just reason.”
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