Niger state capital, Minna, has been in darkness, a development the State Government has expressed worries about, and regarding which reversal moves are already being made.

Consequently, the Deputy Governor of Niger State, Alh Mohammed Ketso accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Alh Umar M Bawa are currently meeting with top management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), in Abuja with the immediate target of ending the darkness.

The importance of public electricity supply cannot be overstated. Given the primacy of light to our daily operations, especially business, total darkness for any length of time is indefensible. But it must be explained that the outage in Minna was a consequence of laxity on the part of AEDC, which has pledged to remedy the situation within days.

The protest by residents upon the outage is therefore welcome as a justifiable reaction to a development which has taken even the state government by total surprise, given what has been done by government to spread electricity supply to the nooks, and sustain its supply for a meaningfully useful length of time on daily basis.

The appeal must therefore go to the people of Minna that government has mounted the top of the situation, as talks have already begun. Solution is in sight.

May God Guide Our Leaders To Do That Which Is Right And Good.

@Abdullberqy U Ebbo

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