Niger govt to liaise with AEDC for power supply

By Priscilla Campbell

Niger State Governnor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has directed his deputy to liaise with AEDC to raise power supply to the state from three to 18 hours per day.

The governor, who made the announcement during a live broadcast to the people of the state in Minna, explained that the measure was to cushion the hardship being faced by the people following the curfew in the state.

It would be recalled that the government, last week Wednesday imposed restriction of movement from 10am to 8pm to curtail the spread of Coronavirus.
He said, "Though AEDC is in business venture, Niger State government will commit some resources to augment and enable its people stay at home with maximum comfort in this trying moment."
He directed the Commissioner of Health, Dr Maku Sidi, to provide with immediate effect masks, sanitizers and other Coronavirus preventive tools to the people to enhance their safety.
Bello also directed the state Commissioner of Water Resources, Alh Yusuf Suleiman, to use water tankers in conveying water to places that do not have water to ameliorate their hardship.
On the palliative measures being put in place, Bello stated, "Niger State government is planning to provide some assistance to the most vulnerable people across the state at wards level.
"We hope that the curfew will soon be relaxed and food vendors, shops owners and water vendors would be allowed to operate in a decent manner to reduce tension associated with the stay-at-home order."

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