CITY NEWS Terry G storms Kubwa Abaji res­i­dents de­cry epilep­tic power sup­ply

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah By Seun Adeuyi

Res­i­dents of Abaji town in the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT) have said they are fed up with con­stant epilep­tic power sup­ply within the coun­cil’s me­trop­o­lis.

A cross sec­tion of res­i­dents who spoke with our re­porter yesterday said de­spite sev­eral com­plaints made to the man­age­ment of the Abuja Elec­tric­ity Dis­tri­bu­tion Com­pany (AEDC), the sit­u­a­tion has re­mained un­changed.

They ob­served that since there has been im­prove­ment in elec­tric­ity sup­ply across the coun­try, res­i­dents of the area should also en­joy elec­tric­ity sup­ply.

A trader, Mr. Suleiman Yakubu, who spoke with our re­porter noted that lack of sta­ble elec­tric­ity sup­ply has grounded eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties in the area.

He com­plained that res­i­dents of the area only have ac­cess to elec­tric­ity some­times once in a week, a sit­u­a­tion he said has been af­fect­ing peo­ple who are into var­i­ous kind of small scale busi­nesses in the area.

“It is quite em­bar­rass­ing that res­i­dents of Abaji town hardly have ac­cess to 12 hours power sup­ply de­spite the im­prove­ment in elec­tric­ity

con­stant sup­ply across the coun­try un­der the present ad­min­is­tra­tion of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari,” he said.

An ice fish seller, Mrs Uzoa­maka Uchenna, who also spoke with our re­porter, said lack of sta­ble power sup­ply has af­fected her busi­ness, say­ing she has for the past two months been run­ning on gen­er­a­tor in or­der to sat­isfy her cus­tomers.

“One can­not imag­ine a sit­u­a­tion where you spend N1, 200 to buy diesel on daily ba­sis to fuel gen­er­a­tor and at the end of the day, you end up run­ning at a loss, which ob­vi­ously is af­fect­ing my busi­ness. But since I have no op­tion, I just have to cope with it,” she said.

She added that de­spite lack of the sta­ble power sup­ply, some man­age­ment staff of the Abuja Elec­tric­ity Dis­tri­bu­tion Com­pany (AEDC), al­legedly go about with lad­der within the me­trop­o­lis to dis­con­nect some houses for re­fus­ing to pay their bills.

When City News vis­ited the AEDC branch of­fice in the area to get re­ac­tion of the branch man­ager, he was said not to be on sit, but one of the of­fi­cials of the AEDC who pre­ferred anonymity, said the prob­lem of lack of sta­ble elec­tric­ity in the area was from the feeder sta­tion in Abuja. Ec­cen­tric Nige­ria mu­si­cian, Gabriel Oche Amanyi, gen­er­ally known by his stage name Terry G, on Sun­day night stormed the very pop­u­lar Sledge Lounge in Kubwa, a sub­urb of the Bwari Area Coun­cil in the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (FCT).

City News ob­served that the lounge was filled to ca­pac­ity, as many fun seek­ers were seen try­ing to catch a glimpse of the pop­u­lar Nige­rian mu­si­cian.

Some fun seek­ers who were in­ter­viewed by our re­porter said they were ex­cited to see the mu­si­cian per­form live on stage, adding that they have been lis­ten­ing to his tracks for long with­out see­ing him live.

The ‘Ak­pako master’ as he is fondly called said he was ex­tremely happy to visit Kubwa for the first time in his mu­sic ca­reer, adding that he would be seen there of­ten hence­forth.

Terry G thrilled his au­di­ence with some of his tracks, which in­cluded; Ak­pako master, so fine, see grove, to­tori, thank you lord, run mad, to men­tion a few.

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