Residents of the Federal Housing Authority (FHA), Lugbe, have lamented the epileptic power supply by the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to the estate.
In a chat with LEADERSHIP yesterday, a resident of Sector F in the estate, Dr. Blessing Okorie, described the situation in the area as hopeless.
“They ration electricity; we are supposed to be one day on and two days off. It is saddening, however, that we don’t even enjoy up to 1 day of steady electric power supply of those two days. In a day we may only have electricity for four hours, spread out in between hours of no supply at all,” she said.
Dr Okorie, who further attributed the epileptic power supply to the deplorable state of the transformer that serves the vicinity, called on the federal government to make good its promise of intervening in the power supply situation.
“I left my four-month-old baby to go and vote for President Goodluck Jonathan, because I was convinced that if elected into office, he would deliver on his promises. As residents in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), we call on the authorities to intervene in this matter,” she added.
Maryam Abdullahi, who has an ice block-making enterprise in Phase 1, said that the state of power supply in the estate had almost put her out of business.
“Presently I spend over N10,000 on fuel every week, just to ensure that I have products to sell to my customers and at the end of the day, I scarcely make a profit. In fact, I am seriously considering changing my line of business to one that would be more profitable,” Abdullahi said.