NUJ Street Business Owners lament Power outage, begs AEDC.
As the power outage in NUJ Road and its environs in Lokoja ,kogi State entered two weeks, the residents and traders have pleaded with the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company,AEDC,to restore electricity to their area.
In a press statement issued and signed by the Chairman of the Association Of Bar and Restaurant Owners Along NUJ, Solomon Atabo stated that the blackout had adversely affected economic activities in the areas.
He further said said the blackout had affected businesses so much that their profit had taken a plunge since the power outage began.
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This, he said,they had to rely mainly on their generating set with the attendant cost of fuelling it.
“We have been running our businesses at a loss for the past two weeks. The worst thing is that customers have refused to understand since at a slight increase in cost, they will not come back the next day.
“We therefore call the attention of the management of AEDC to kindly restore our electricity and help to repair the transformer problem to permanently solve the issue of blackout in the area,and stem the tide of criminality’.
“We also appeals to Kogi state Government to please intervene to ensure that normal power is restored, as strategic offices like Kogi NUJ Secretariat, NBA Secretariat, National Museum, Kogi state Hotel and Tourism Magistrate and High Court are been affected by the blackout, he said.