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FCT residents look forward to stable power supply during Yuletide


ABUJA – Some electricity consumers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday called on the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to ensure stable power supply during the Christmas and New Year periods.
The consumers told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that every family deserved to celebrate the season with electricity supply as many people prefer to stay indoors during the period.
A businessman, Mr Kingsley Egwuonwu, a resident of Karmo, urged the AEDC to sustain the tempo in improved power supply over the period of Yuletide.
“Prior to this period, power supply in Karmo has been very bad but since this December, we are enjoying constant power supply. I hope they will sustain it during the Christmas period,” he said.
According to him, Christmas was a season when most Nigerians stay in their houses to celebrate with their families.
“I am appealing to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company to make electricity available to those of us that will not travel so that we can enjoy the Christmas,” he said.
He told NAN that in 2013 most residents of Karmo spent the Christmas with epileptic power supply.
Mr Ugwu Ernest, a resident of Karu, an Abuja suburb said that he expected stable electricity supply to FCT during the Christmas period.
He urged AEDC not to deviate from the tradition of ensuring stable power supply to the territory during Christmas.
“Electricity supply has always been stable in the FCT during Christmas because so many people travel to their villages to celebrate the festival so that removes pressure on the power lines,” he said.
He said that electricity supply in the territory had become so poor in spite of prompt payment of electricity bills by subscribers.
A Nyanya resident, Alhaji Adamu Tanko said that power crisis in the country “has become more of a spiritual than a technical problem.’’
“My brother, honestly, I always prefer to keep quiet about power supply in Nigeria because the more I talk about it the angrier I become,” he said.
He wondered why the problem of power supply could not be solved once and for all in the country after much funds had been expended on the sector.
Tanko said that though he is a Muslim, the period was one that most Nigerians stayed at home and they would expect 24 hour electricity supply.
He said that with the reduction in the population of the FCT residents during the season, he expected a stable power supply from AEDC.
Mrs Eugenia Moses, a resident of Mararaba on the outskirts of FCT said though she would travel for the Christmas, she expected a stable power supply for those who would not travel.
“I will travel for the Christmas but I would want electricity supply to be stable for my neighbours and friends who are not going to travel,” she said.
Mr Francis Udeh, a resident of New Karu in Nasarwa State, said he expected nothing less than a stable power supply during the Christmas and new year from AEDC.
He said that as bad as electricity supply was during the days of NEPA and PHCN, residents enjoyed stable power supply during festive periods like Christmas and Sallah.
The AEDC on his part has assured residents of Abuja and its environs of stable power supply during the Yuletide and New Year.
The Head, Public Affairs, AEDC, Mr Ahmed Shekarau, said that the company was committed to providing quality service to its customers at any time of the year.
Shekarau to NAN that with the shutdown of business by big electricity users such as factories and some government offices during the period, electricity supply would definitely improve. (NAN)

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