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Community in Katsina laments 50 days of power blackout

Community in Katsina laments 50 days of power blackout


Sabuwar Unguwa near centeal market area of Katsina, on Monday, decried the 50 days of power outage in the area due to a faulty transformer.

Some members of the community told Katsina post that business activities in the area had been paralysed and life had become unbearable in the last months due to power outage.

The consumers appealed to the Katsina government, Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), and other wealthy individuals to come to their aid.

In his comment, Malam Kabir who is a barber in the area urged Government to repair or replace the faulty transformer, in order to restore power supply to the community.

He said that, “For over 50 days, our community has been in darkness. We reported the case at the KEDCO office and some government officials but to no avail.”

“We are appealing to them to save the community from darkness, because many tenants are now relocating from the area due to the power outage,” he said.

Also, Malam Abdulkadir Musa, a resident of the community, said that hoodlums had taken advantage of the power outage to attack residents and steal their property.

He pointed out that, “Residents are living in fear of being attacked by these hoodlums, who are using the advantage of darkness in the area to snatch bags from innocent residents.

“KEDCO should replace the transformer and restore electricity supply to our community, because we have been paying our monthly electricity bills promptly,” he said.

However, all efforts to contact KEDCO officials at the time of compiling this report proved abortive.



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