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Covid-19: If we asked people to stay at home, we ‘ve to make them comfortable — Gbajabiamila

…meets Ministers, CBN Gov, NERC over the poor power supply

…As stakeholders assure of improved service during the lockdown

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila last night regretted the current poor power supply, declaring that making life more miserable for Nigerians who were on lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic was unacceptable.

The Speaker’s reaction followed a protest by a Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh of lack of power supply in most Nigerian homes.

Amen had in a video that had gone viral on social media called on the government’s intervention to the situation.

Following the call, Gbajabimila swiftly summoned a meeting with the Minister of Power, Mr Sale Mamman and the management of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC.

The House Minority Leader, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu; and Deputy Minority Whip, Rep. Adesegun Adekoya were also at the meeting.

While NERC was represented by its Commissioner on Compliance, Safe Akpeneye, the Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed; Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele; and the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari joined the meeting via the virtual connection.

Speaking, Gbajabiamila expressed dismay over the barrage of calls and messages from many Nigerians through his social media account, reacting to the protest video and called for prompt action.

He said: “It has become imperative that I urgently call for this meeting to find a solution to the poor supply of electricity during this lockdown period. If we ask people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, at least we have to make their homes comfortable for them to stay.

 

 

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