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DSS summons Niger lawmakers over planned protest

- From Romoke W. Ahmad, Minna

The Department of State Security Services has summoned two members of the Niger State House of Assembly over their alleged roles in the upcoming protest against epileptic power supply in the state.

The members, Malik Madaki Bosso, who is the chairman of the House of Assembly Committee on Labour, Services and Productivi­ty and Engr Mohammed Haruna (Bida II), a member of the committee and chairman House of Assembly Committee on Youths, were asked to appear at the Minna office of the secret police on Wednesday by 10am.

Speaking to journalist­s on the invitation, Haruna said they were invited to the DSS office through the clerk of the house and it was because of their insistence to partner with other well-meaning Niger residents to demand quality service delivery and accountabi­lity from Abuja Electricit­y Distributi­on Company (AEDC).

He said the poor supply of electricit­y in the state by AEDC had attracted the attention of the house, which through popular resolution had set up a special committee and mandated it to interface and ensure improved power supply to the state.

He said the invitation will not deter them from carrying out their threat of shutting down hydroelect­ric dams if power supply did not increase to 20hrs.

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