From Adamu Leleku, Damaturu
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Yobe State Chapter has expressed worries over water and electricity scarcity in the state during the fasting period.
The State Chairman Comrade Rajab Mohammed lamented over these basic amenities during the Congress Meeting held at the NUJ Secretariat in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital on Sunday.
Rajab called on the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) popularly known as NEPA to improve their service delivery in the state to cushion the suffering of the citizens in this Holy month of Ramadan.
He said the state we’re tired of the shortage of electricity supply in Damaturu and its environs as well as exorbitant bills from the company.
“The cost of water per truck of 12 jerricans cost N150 to N200 normally, but it skyrockets to N500 and above in some areas within the town when there’s no light,” he said
He added that water scarcity in Damaturu Metropolitan is becoming worrisome whenever there’s no steady supply of electricity.
He urged the NUJ members and the media organizations to use their medium of communication to call on the attention of the Electricity Company to improve their services.