Power Outage: Bello insists on 10% derivation

Governor Muhammed Abubakar of Bauchi State

Niger State governor,  Abubakar Bello, has reiterated the commitment of his administration  to pursue the 10 per cent derivation allocation of generated power from the three hydro-electricity generating dams in the state, in addition to its normal allocation

He   said this on Thursday,  while addressing some protesting artisans and youths , who came to his office to  express their displeasure over continuous  power outage  in the state in the last five months.

The governor, who spoke through his deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso, said that  the state government was not folding it’s arms over the  situation, rather, it has embarked on a move to resolving the lingering power  outage.

The governor admitted that the development had affected domestic activities, small and medium scale businesses in the state but  assured residents that government will address the situation.

Intimating the protesters of government’s efforts at addressing the situation, Governor  Bello said that aside from a formal letter to the Federal Government, a  delegation led by the deputy governor, met with the officials of National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) last Friday and Monday over the issue.

The governor pacified the protesters and assured them that power supply to the state will soon improve and urged them to remain calm