Yola DISCO Restores Electricity To Towns Hit By Boko Haram

Adamawa State Governor, Jibrillah Bindow
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From Tom Garba, Yola
The management of the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) in North-east on Tuesday announced that it has fully restored electricity in all the towns preciously captured towns by Boko Haram.
The insurgents attacks had damaged most of YEDC’s equipment, disrupting power supply in part or totally to Mubi , Maiha, Madagali, Michika, Hong, Gombi and Garkida about a year ago.
Acting Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Umaru Mustapha who dropped the hint during a session with journalists in Yola, noted that very soon electricity will be restored in other liberated communities in the north east as part of the effort of the organization to revamp its operations.
He noted that what prompted his appointment by Federal Government was the need to salvage the company after the core investors demanded the declaration of a force majeure from the Federal Government due to the fact that it could not sustain its operations as a result of Boko Haram insurgency.
He pleaded with the Federal Government to intervene in restoring power to the areas destroyed by Boko Haram as he said such project is capital intensive.
Mustapha added that the purpose of his administration was to reposition the organization so that another core investors can take over from him, noting that already his coming has started changing the face of the organization as the company supplies power to its customers for 18 to 20 hours daily.
Mustapha noted that within three months of his administration, the perennial low voltage in Wukari has been addressed, adding that customers in the area have since started enjoying regular supply of electricity. He assured that other areas would soon be affected by the positive transformation.
He enjoined all YEDC staff to shun corruption, stressing that anyone found culpable will be dealt with accordingly.

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