YOLA — Eight communities in Fufore and Yola South local governments of Adamawa State have been without electricity for nearly two weeks from the National Grid following the breakdown of the Control Breaker of Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) serving the area.
The affected communities are Mbamba, Njoboli, Njboliyo, Mararraba Wuro Ardo, Chigari, Fufore, Gurin, Ribadu, Dasin Hausa, Parda, and Muninga.
As a result of the situation, residents expressed dismay over the delay in restoring supply, as various activities requiring electricity supply have been affected in the area.
In an interview Saidu Kaita, a grinding machine operator said as a result of the power interruption with the recent increment in the price of diesel they have no option but to increase charges for grinding grains.
He urged patrons to bear with the increment and appealed on the relevant authorities to restore the power supply to the zone to ameliorate the situation.
Also speaking, a provision seller Malam Liman Hamman Nenne said the power cut has affected the business and social activities of the people in the area.
He explained that before, a truck of water from vendors was two hundred naira which has risen to between four hundred to five hundred naira.
Malam Hamman Nenne called on the chairman, Fufore Local Government council, and stakeholders in Fufore to assist them by ensuring the restoration of the power supply.
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