November 13, 2014.
By: Ibrahim Olalekan
Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has slammed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for the power outage in the state.
Fayose spoke in Abuja yesterday while attending an emergency meeting with NERC and CEO’s of some of the power transmission companies.
The governor, while expressing his grievances according to reports made available in The Nation newspaper said in the last 12-15 days, Ekiti State has been in darkness and Ikare-Ekiti has not had light for over 10 months.
His words: “You know that I am new, even though I am also old because I only went on sabbatical. All I want to add to Ekiti is value and make a difference because if as a state we continue to live on diesel, knowing well how financially challenged we are, you know what it will entail.
“This issue of electricity is presently a challenge in my state and I intend to change it because all I want is solution on how it can be made better. It is really difficult to know who to relate to.”
Sam Amadi, the NERC boss in his response disclosed that the problem of power in Ekiti was a failure of transmission.