Restoration of Power to Maiduguri
17 September 2015
The Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) is happy to announce that electricity has been restored to Maiduguri the capital city of Borno State. The Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Umara Mustapha disclosed the development in a statement by the Senior Corporate Communications Officer, Kingsley Nkemneme.
Large part of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe had been without electricity for more than a year since the escalation of Boko Haram attacks in the area. The statement noted that following successful military operation in the North East, the company has started fixing equipments destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in its catchment areas. In addition to Maiduguri, the Company had earlier announced restoration of electricity to Mubi, Gombi and Hong in Adamawa State which were liberated by Nigerian soldiers. It added that "within three months of this administration, the perennial low voltage in Wukari has been addressed and very soon other parts of the region facing similar challenges will soon heave a sigh of relief".
The management however appealed for support from the staff as well as the general public to sustain the current performance that guarantees 12 to 18 hour supply of electricity to consumers. The management of YEDC had recently announced that it lacked the capacity to replace destroyed installation in places like Bama and Gwoza were the damage was extensive, calling for federal government support.