Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Power outage paralyzes socio-economic activities in Katsina

13 September 2012, 13:04

Katsina - Power outage has paralyzed social and economic activities in Daura, Sandamu, Mai’adua and Zango towns in Katsina state.

Investigation showed that the towns had been in darkness due to total power failure in the last two weeks.

The situation had affected the livelihood of the residents, who now rely on generating sets to run their businesses while others without the generators had folded up.

The situation, NAN also observed, had compelled most operators of businesses including grinding machines owners to operate on diesel.

This also resulted in the hiking of prices for grinding services form N10 to N30 per measure of grain.

Many residents of Daura who spoke to NAN said the problem which started two weeks ago had brought untold hardships to them.

One of them, Basiru Kofar-Kudu said: “the power failure being experienced in Daura and the other towns is intentional because the PHCN did not explain it to us.”

Kabir Musa, the Caretaker Chairman, Daura Local Council, expressed dismay over the situation, saying it had adversely affected the lives of the people.

Musa appealed to the Federal Government to complete the Daura sub-station in order to address the frequent power failure in the area.

The PHCN manager in charge of Daura, Ibrahim Dayyabu, said the power outage was due to a damaged transformer supplying electricity to Daura from Katsina.

Danyyabu assured the consumers that the PHCN was working hard to repair the transformer and restore electricity supply to Daura and other affected towns.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...