As a step towards addressing the epileptic power supply in the state, Niger State government says it will meet with representatives of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) next week.
The state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello stated this while interacting with journalists at the Government House, Minna.
Bello pointed out that the state being the host to three (3) hydro dams in the country is expected to enjoy some leverages.
He said despite so, it is not for free as it is a commercial venture.
The governor said, “There is no doubt that we are having a problem with electricity distribution and we have been on this with AEDC for a very long time.
“Being host to three hydro dams, it is expected that we have some level of leverages not for free,” he said.
He appealed to the people to be patient and show more understanding as there will be a round table discussion next week towards finding a way of improving the situation.
The Niger governor noted that the epileptic power supply has no doubt, affected a lot of businesses which are sources of livelihood to many.