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Northeast Residents Lament Total Blackout




Residents of the Northeast states of Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe and Borno have lamented the current total 
blackout attributed to the damage of one of the transmission lines.
The incident, it was learnt, had left the residents without electricity for several months, leading to a 
difficult situation for businesses and individuals alike.
The blackout has led to a significant impact on the daily lives of people in the affected areas. Many 
businesses have been forced to shut down, and individuals have been left without electricity to power 
their homes. The lack of electricity has also affected the provision of medical services, with hospitals and 
clinics struggling to operate without power.
A resident of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Hamman, who is the Dan-Maje Adamawa, who spoke on 
behalf of the residents in Bauchi, tasked the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to immediately end 
the suffering of the people of the Northeast by restoring electricity in the zone.
The northeastern states of Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe and Borno States, the franchise area of the Yola 
Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) have been experiencing prolonged blackout as a result of the 
destruction of a portion of the national grid supplying electricity to the area.
Hamman, who contested for Adamawa Central senatorial seat in the 2023 general election under the All 
Progressives Congress (APC), said, as a leader, he would not sit back to watch his people and by 
extension the residents of the Northeast continue to suffer the lack of electricity.
"I want to strongly appeal to our amiable president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to use his good offices to 
compel TCN to restore power to the Northeast to save the region from an imminent economic 
catastrophe.
"I came from Yola to Bauchi this morning for an on-the-spot assessment of the damage inflicted on the 
TCN facilities and to push for the restoration of electricity so that our people can have some respite.
"I'm happy that TCN is not sleeping on the matter but based on the progress of work we have seen, the 
company needs to deploy more personnel to meet its deadline. We will remain vigilant until the right 
thing is done for the good of our people," he added.

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