Epileptic power supply in Makurdi



Awunah Terwase

In Makurdi, Benue State capital, we are still in darkness. Who should we blamed – the Benue State government, the Federal Government or the new investors? Let me be honest by giving kudos to the present administration under the leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan for the efforts made so far in addressing epileptic power supply in the country. However, the problem of epileptic power supply is not yet over. The Federal Government keeps telling us that we should not expect immediate manifestation of PHCN privatisation.

Agreed, but now, there are so many complaints from across the country over this worse-than-epileptic power supply. This is because, after the handing over of the defunct PHCN to the private investors, power supply has moved from epileptic to permanent darkness.
Markurdi, the Benue State capital, is a good example. From Akpehe one to Akpehe two, all in Makurdi cannot enjoy electricity for at least two hours in a day until after another week. The same goes for North-bank, Judges Quarters, Old National Assembly Quarters, and so on in Makurdi.
Can we then be allowed the luxury of the epileptic power supply for now because half bread is better than none?

Awunah Terwase,
Markurdi, Benue State

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