NUJ hails Buni, YEDC over restoration of electricity supply in Yobe
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Yobe Council, has commended Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe for his role in the restoration of power supply in Damaturu, the state capital.
The union’s commendation is contained in a statement issued by the council’s Chairman, Alhaji Rajab Mohammed, and made available to newsmen in Damaturu on Sunday.
Newsmen recalls that two 330KV power towers, conveying electricity from Gombe to the state, were recently vandalised by suspected insurgents.
The incident, which occurred at Kasesa area of Damaturu, plunged Yobe and its residents into blackout that lasted for more than 30 hours.
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Mohammed said Buni’s sterling leadership within the period was critical to the restoration of power in the capital city.
“Recall that immediately the incident occurred, the governor contacted the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
“That call led to the contract award for reconstruction of the vandalised towers.
“The governor equally directed the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) to restore the 33KV line from Potiskum to Damaturu with immediate effect,” he said.
The NUJ chairman also lauded YEDC for its quick response in restoring electricity to Damaturu and called on TCN to ensure the reconstruction of the towers in good time.
He called on the people of the state to continue to pray for peace and prosperity in the country.
He wished the Christian faithful merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.