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NUJ louds Buni, YEDC over restoration of electricity supply in Yobe

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By Bala Dauda, Damaturu

 

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Yobe State Council, has commended Gov. Mai Mala Buni for his role in the restoration of power supply in Damaturu, Yobe.

This is contained in a statement by the Council’s Chairman, Alhaji Rajab Mohammed, in Damaturu on Sunday.

It would be recalled that two 330KV power towers conveying electricity from Gombe to the state were recently vandalized by suspected insurgents.

The incident which occurred at Kasesa area of Damaturu, plunged residents of Yobe in blackout for more than 30 hours.

Mohammed said Buni’s sterling leadership within the period was critical to the restoration of power in the capital city.

“ Recall that immediately the incident occurred, Gov. Buni contacted the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). That call led to the contract award for reconstruction of the vandalized towers.

“ The governor equally directed the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) to restore the 33KV line from Potiskum to Damaturu with immediate effect,” he said.

The chairman also lauded YEDC for its quick response in restoring electricity to Damaturu, and called on the TCN to ensure the reconstruction of the towers in good time.

Mohammed called on the people of the state to continue to pray for peace and prosperity in the country.

He wished the Christian faithful happy Christmas in advance and a prosperous news year celebrations

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