Residents jubilate over electricity restoration in Maiduguri


By Aluta News

March 15, 2024

There’s wild jubilation as electricity is restored to Maiduguri town and environs after over two weeks of blackout.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the town had been with no power supply following a reported  technical problem that affected the new  50 megawatts Gas power plant constructed by the Federal Government which  supplies power to the town.

The gas power plant was established as a solution to the regular insurgents attacks on the National Grid transmission line that was been used to supply power to the town

Many residents who spoke on the restoration of power supply, expressed appreciation for what they described as a big relief in view of the hot weather and collapse of many businesses that depend on electricity.

Malam Abdulrasheed Musa, a resident told NAN that the restoration of electricity was big relief considering the heat, coupled with the Ramadan fast.

“This is a big relief to us as we battle the current heat couple with the fasting period.

“It has not been easy but with the return of power supply, things will be better for us,” Abdulrasheed Musa said.

Aisha Mohammed, a resident of Gwange Ward said she has been buying sachet water ice blocks for N250 per one and hoped the price would  now go down drastically with the restoration of electricity.

John Tizhe, Haruna Baba and Jessica Musa who operate salons said they were happy to resume full business as using generators was  not cost effective.

“We just hope we will be getting at least six hours power supply daily to enable us continue to stay in business ,” Tizhe said.


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