Residents Of Kaduna Community Block Highway While Protesting Against Kaduna Electric

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*say they contributed for power transformer, yet remain in darkness

By; PETER NOSAKHARE, Kaduna

Hell was almost let lose in Ungwan Maigero, a suburb in Chukun Local Government Area in the early hours of Wednesday as residents blocked the roads refusing vehicular movement in protest of the refusal of the Kaduna Electric Company to fix their transformer.

The protest became necessary as residents said they were asked to contribute money for a new one which they did and yet they are still left in darkness.

Benedict Agwam a wielder said it has become their fate to always gather money for Kaduna Electric Company anytime they have power issues.

According to him, “if we buy power or pay for it, its responsibility of the authorities to do their jobs effectively.”

Mrs. Whissy Daniel, is of the opinion that, its wickedness on the part of government, urging that it has to do with punishing the poor despite the fact that they pay taxes and revenue.

“I pay for my shop because, I run a restaurant business, I pay for water and electricity, why is government treating us like this, if its not wickedness,” she queried.

Barbers in the area have hiked money for hair cuts as a result of the power outage, owing to the amount spent on acquiring petrol and diesel.

It would be recalled that last week Wednesday it took Oga Driver of Kaduna State Media Corporation, Phillip Omachi to appeal to the conscience of the residents before they allowed free flow of traffic.

As at time of filing this report, the calls have not been returned.

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