Some communities of the Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have appealed to the Chairman, Abubakar Giri to provide electricity transformers so that power supply will be boosted to their households.
The residents of Angwan Ajara and Kasuwa – Dare of the Area Council who spoke on the deteriorating situation said that since other communities tapped into their own supply, the ability to enjoy steady power has worsened and is nothing to write home about.
Hansel Micah said that despite the non availability of the transformers, the power supply has been terrible adding that if the transformers are provided it will only be the first to tackling the poor supply.
“The situation generally is poor, even with provision of the transformers, that will only be step to solving the poor electricity supply”.
Another resident, Emmanuel Terfa, said that despite persistent appeals to the authorities of the council to save the communities from incessant power outages nothing had been done to arrest the situation.
“We are not happy living in darkness and we also worried with the electricity sharing formula adopted by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) in the area,” Terfa said.
Also, Ifeoma Silas, accused the administration of Gwagwalada area council of failing to provide basic amenities, for the people in the area and its environs.
A community leader in Angwan Ajara, Mallam Saleh Lawal, expressed displeasure about the way in which the administration of the council had neglected the community, in terms of infrastructural facilities, to uplift the well being of the