COVID-19: “Lockdown more stressful without power supply” – Jos electricity company2 min read
A leading Nigerian power company, Jos Electricity Distribution PLC says it will supply steady power to its customers “based on energy availability” to ease the stress of quarantine.
“Staying in one place could be very stressful without electricity supply,” said Mr. Aliyu Aminu Abba, Thursday, in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.
Nigeria’s generated energy dropped in March to 3,634MW from this year’s peak output of 5,268MW.
This implies that electricity supply will have to be rationed from community to community or feeder to feeder, as available energy cannot cover many users at the same time.
However, electricity supply, as much as possible, will be steady in the company’s “modest attempt to support government’s fight against the virus,” Abba told Plateau government officials while presenting the Company’s donation to the fight against Coronavirus.
“We are aware of certain challenges impeding your business such as vandalism, energy theft and several other factors bedeviling your system,” said Secretary to the Government of Plateau State, Prof. Danladi Atu.
Yet, in Atu’s words, “we still experience 16 hours of daily supply within the city of Jos and its environs.
“We are positive that the JED PLC team with its capacity and tenancy will continue to deliver quality service to the good people of Plateau,” he said as he took the company’s donation of hand sanitizers, face masks, liquid hands wash, hand washing buckets, Hand gloves and hypo chloride.
Same donations went to governments of Bauchi and Gombe States where the company’s services cover.
The Chairman, Gombe State taskforce on the control of Coronavirus, Professor Idris Mohammed lauded the company’s donation to the fight against Coronavirus.