It was indeed a thing of joy and celebration yesterday 24th December 2016 for the people of ubiaja as their electricity was restored…The people if ubiaja,esan south east local government of Edo state were thrown into joy and wild jubilations yesterday 24th December 2016 at exactly about 8:40pm due to the restoration of their electricity which went off since may 5th 2016.
The power outage started exactly may 5th 2016 due to some complications in the transformer.And different pilative measures were carried out but all to no avail..the power outage lasted for 8months and the indigenes and residence of ubiaja have since given up hope on the possible restoration of their electricity..
Different measures and attempts have carried out to restore the electricity within the last 8 months but all proved abortive and the indegenes and residents resorted in using generator and buying of fuel everyday just as alternatives ..
On an interview with our news crew,one of the residents said over the last 8 months he spends #6000 naira each day to buy fuel and has spent approximately over #800,000 on just fuel..Another residents of Eguare community ubiaja also complained that everybody in his street has resorted to charging of phones and touchlights in his apartments as he is the only person that has generator and as such he has also resorted to buying of multiple extensions for charging..
The light which actually came as a surprise didn’t reach every part of ubiaja due to some technical faults in the transformer..but indegenes claimed the restoration of the electricity after 8 months is a sign of good things to come and they expressed their gratitude to the government and PHCH..
Gifted Egbudusi reporting