Power outage paralyzes socio-economic activities in Daura

For over 2 weeks, residents of Daura, Sandamu, Mai’adua and Zango towns in Katsina state have been in darkness.

Power outage has paralyzed social and economic activities in Daura, Sandamu, Mai’adua and Zango towns in Katsina state.

The towns had been in darkness, due to power failure, for the last two weeks.

The situation has affected the livelihood of the residents who now rely on generating sets to run their businesses, while residents without generators have suspended theirs.

This has resulted in businesses hiking prices for various commodities and services, for instance to mill a measure of grain now costs about N30 from the original price of N10.

Many residents of Daura said the problem has brought untold hardship to them. A resident, Basiru Kofar-Kudu, said “the power failure being experienced in Daura and the other towns is intentional because the PHCN did not explain it to us.”

The Caretaker Chairman of Daura Local Council, Kabir Musa, expressed dismay at the situation, saying it had adversely affected the lives of the people.

Mr. Musa appealed to the Federal Government to complete the Daura sub-station in order to address the frequent power failure in the area.

The manager of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria in charge of Daura, Ibrahim Dayyabu, said the power outage is due to a damaged transformer supplying electricity to Daura from Katsina.

He assured the consumers that the PHCN was working hard to repair the transformer and restore electricity supply to the affected towns.

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