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Gbajabiamila laments how Nigerians are on lockdown without electricity

Femi Gbajabiamila

Nigeria’s House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila has regretted the failure of Nigerian Government to make life comfortable for Nigerians during the stay-at-home order

The epileptic power supply across the country seems to have worsened since President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered a lockdown of Abuja, Lagos and Ogun over COVID-19.

Many Nigerians have spoken out over the power situation at the period they were asked to remain locked up in their homes.

A Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh, had in a viral video on social media, called on the government to urgently address the situation.

In his response, the Speaker, Wednesday night summoned a meeting with the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman and the management of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

At the meeting also were the House Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu; and Deputy Minority Whip, Adesegun Adekoya, 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), Mele Kyari who joined the meeting via virtual connection.

Clearly not happy with several complaints being expressed by Nigerians, Gbajabiamila said at the meeting:

“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.

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‘’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.

“The complaints have just been too much in the last 24 hours. There are people also in the hospital now without electricity; we need to brainstorm over an urgent solution.’’

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