Ramadan: Sokoto residents lament over epileptic power supply

Ramadan: Sokoto residents lament over epileptic power supply

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As Muslim faithfuls across the globe observe the holy month of Ramadan, some residents of Sokoto State have lamented over the epileptic power supply to the state, especially within the metropolis.

They, however, appealed to the state government to, as a matter of urgency, engage the management of Kaduna Electric Company (KAEDCO) on how to improve the power supply.

Some of the residents who spoke with our correspondents describe the attitude of the power-holding company as wicked and uncalled for, especially during this fasting period.

Abubakar Sanusi, a resident of the Mabera community who spoke with our correspondent, said the situation is not normal again.

“How can you describe the wickedness on the side of the KAEDCO people? This Ramadan period is the only time we need this light the most.

“Imagine just about a week ago, before we began fasting, we were having over 14 hours of light daily, but the most annoying part is that since the beginning of fasting, we hardly have up to two hours of light.

“Imagine, while breaking fast, you buy an ice block made of power water for 200 naira per one; the same ice block was sold for 30 naira just about a week ago.

“It is annoying; our government needs to look into this and bail us out. The heat at 42 degrees is just too much for us to bear without light.”

Another resident who also spoke with our correspondent, Nasir Muhammad, a resident of the Bello Way area of the metropolis, appealed to the state government to a cue from the government of Kebbi State who entered into an agreement with KAEDCO in the state for 24 hours power supply during the month of Ramadan.

“At least, I believe our government can also take the case of Kebbi State as a way forward this month.

“Let the governor see to this by also entering into an agreement with them for improvement of power supply, especially during this month of fasting.

“We are suffering, and it needs to be looked into for the benefit of ordinary citizens.

“Things are hard now; we can’t afford to buy fuel for the generator, and our children are falling sick as a result of the heat. Let them help us out,” he added.

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