Jos Disco Pleads For Patience Over Epileptic Power Supply In Bauchi

The Jos Electricity Distribution Plc (JED), on Friday appealed to residents in Bauch to be patient over current epileptic power supply.

Mr Rilwanu Shehu, Regional Manager of the company told our Correspondent in Bauchi that the company is worried over the situation, adding that it wasn’t their making.

He noted that the company is also losing a lot of funds from the epileptic power supply to customers.

“As it is no company would like to be losing it source of income the situation is beyond our control,” he said

Shehu said the low supply of power is a National problem, adding that electricity generation companies cannot generate enough that will be sufficient to all consumers in the country.

According to him, in the past, the Bauchi regional office of JED receive over 30 to 40 megawatts of electricity to distribute to its customers,

“As of now we received as low as ten megawatts due to low generation, and out of the ten megawatts we have prioritized distribution to the Water treatment plan Gubi, Specialist hospital and Teaching Hospital.

“We are also doing our best. The little power received is shared across all the bands no matter how low it is.

“We are therefore appealing to customers , residents should exercise patience, there will soon be improved power supply,” Shehu said.

The regional Manager urged residents to disregard the misconception that the company is being selective in areas to distribute electricity.

He added that Jos Electricity Distribution Company will never or deliberately deny power to its customers, no reasons for such act

Meanwhile, residents of Bauchi metropolis lamented that the outage was negatively affecting their businesses and living conditions.

Mr Abdulkarim Mahdi, Chairman Grinders Association in Bauchi said the development has impacted negatively on socio-economic activities of the people.

He urged the authorities to take immediate action to address the issue for their business to be sustained and earn a living.

On his part, Mr Uzairu Yahaya, Public Relations Officer of the Bauchi Welders Association said welders in the state are at a standstill, as most of them cannot afford diesel to carry out their business.

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