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YEDC restores electricity supply to Mubi, Gombe, others

18 August 2015, 20:33

Yola - The Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) has restored electricity supply to Mubi, Gombi and Garkida towns in Adamawa after many months of blackout.

It is reported that the towns have been without electricity for months due to the destruction electricity facilities in the areas by Boko Haram insurgents.

The new Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Baba-Umar Mustafa, announced this on Tuesday in Yola while addressing newsmen.

Also read: Electricity consumers in Enugu to pay more

Mustapha said that restoring the light was capital intensive due to the level of destruction.

He said the company needed Federal Government's intervention to restore electricity to Michika, Gwoza, Bama and parts of Maiduguri and Yobe states as the company's revenue was not enough to cater for that.

Mustapha said that though the company had been taken over by government, it was still being run privately without subvention from government.

He urged consumers to reciprocate the recent improvement in the services of the company, particularly the increase in power supply, by settling their bills promptly to sustain it.

"We now have 18 to 20 hours electricity in the zone for the past three months  and we hope customers will appreciate by promptly paying their bills." 



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