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