A community in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state, has again called on the National Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to intervene in the long power outages in the area.
The community which is known as Di-Nyanvoh noted with dismay that since the transformer of the area blew and many houses within the neighbourhood experienced high electric voltage, the community has been abandoned by the Yola Electricity Distribution Company, YEDC.
Four family members, comprises of father, wife and two children, would be recalled to have been electrocuted following the high electric voltage that led to the blowing of the transformer.
Apart from the electrocution, several houses in the community were observed to have also had their electric appliances destroyed beyond repair.
Counting their losses, some of the community members who spoke with our state correspondent, felt sad that the YEDC, have not deemed it necessary to replace and fix the transformer since it broke down.
One of the community leaders who gave his name as Amosun Illiyasu, said the actions of the YEDC towards the community, have continued to be a source of concern to the people of the community.
Claiming that the community has before now, been in darkness for over a year, the decision of the company to remain mute after the transformer breaks down, as made known by him, is unfair.
Aligning his weight to that of Illiyasu, Hassana Umar, said all the small businesses in the community, have again crumbled following the outage of power in the community in the past month.
She pleaded with the company to put in place mechanisms that would facilitate the restoration of power back to the community.
Sad that the company has not reached out to the people of the community with the reason behind the delay in restoring power to the area, such silence, she said has begun to ignite dust among the people of the area.
The community also passionately called on the state government to assist the community with a bigger transformer that would power the entire house within the community.
When reached for comments, a senior staff of the company who confided on The Trumpet, said the owners of the company had ordered for the overhauling of the areas.
He beckoned to the people of the area to exercise patience, as efforts, to restore power to the community, according to him, are already in the pipeline.
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