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The occasion was the 8th Minna choral Society annual festival of songs organized by the Minna Choral Society with the Vice President and his wife and the state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, in attendance.
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The well-attended occasion had barely clocked thirty minutes when the lights suddenly went off, throwing the entire hall into confusion and bringing the occasion into a halt for about five minutes.
There was unease as security agents and organisers of the event battled to restore power.
Some dignitaries at the occasion expressed disappointment over the embarrassment, blaming the organisers for relying solely on Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), against the usual practice of using a generator to power events of this sort at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Centre.
Disturbed by the continuous power outage in the state, the state Government in September has gone into negotiations with two companies from Israel and the United Arab Emirates to build an alternative power source in the state.
The state government had equally threatened to stop the payment of electricity bills to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company if power outages persist in the state.
Bello said the state, which hosts three hydro power generation stations with 1,600 mega watts capacity each, should not be experiencing such power outages.
“We have demanded from electricity generating companies to allocate additional 10 per cent electricity from the national grid to the state.
“That is yet to yield results. We can no longer wait but take appropriate action to seek other means of steady electricity supply to our people.
“We have started talks with two electricity companies based outside the country. We will start with Minna, the state capital, then it will cut across other local government areas of the state.
“Though the president is aware of our plight, we will try on our part pending when the 10 per cent additional allocation we are demanding will be allocated to us. We will look for alternative way.”
Source: TheSun
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