Governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, visited the national headquarters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja recently, and spoke to journalists on a wide range of issues. ISMAILA JIMOH was there for The Abuja Inquirer. Excerpts:
Before the election [...]
We are already used to this situation where electricity supply is poor, yet consumers pay for what is not consumed.
In my own opinion, government should sort out all issues surrounding the distribution of light; such as the issue of adequate gas supply and other conflicting issues between gover [...]
It is ridiculous for government to increase electricity tariff at a time when people are crying for lack of enough money to feed themselves and their families.
Even if they want to introduce a new tariff, government should have provided meters for all consumers so to know [...]
The increment is not a bad idea. But government would have first improved electricity supply before embarking on the hike.
When the news of the said increment on electricity broke out, there was constant light in my area, but after the National Assembly faulted the action power supply w [...]
Where is the light? We have been paying for darkness even after the privatization of the sector. Why the hike now without improved supply?
They promised to meter every house but more than 50% of Nigerians do not have prepaid meters today. Is this the change President Buhari’s government p [...]
Before now, I complained that my monthly bill of over six thousand was too much. Now, it is over ten thousand naira for a two bedroom flat.
Bear in mind that I don’t have AC and I’m living alone. I come back home around 7pm from work. Sometimes I don’t get to use elect [...]
Power Holding Company of Nigeria and government are not helping matters. My bill has increased. Yet there is no light to show for it. Before now, I paid N2,500 per month but recently, I started paying above N3,000.
It is wrong timing to increase electricity bills when we are not enjoyin [...]
As power supply drops to an all-time low of 1,580 megawatts, and as Nigerians struggle to cope with heat, amid fuel scarcity and economic crunch, a moral burden is being laid on distribution companies to justify the arbitrary increase on electricity tariffs. Although the action has since drawn condemn [...]
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