Tunde Bolaji – Minna
Two members of the Niger state House of Assembly have been invited by the Department of State Service over their role in the upcoming protest against the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC.
According to informed sources, the members are, Hon Malik Madaki Bosso, who is the chairman of the house of assembly committee on Labour, Services and Productivity and Engr Mohammed Haruna (Bida II), a member of the committee and chairman house of assembly committee on Youths.
They were asked to appear at the Minna office of the secret police Wednesdays by 10am.
Fielding questions from Reporters, Engr Mohammed Haruna said they were invited to the DSS office through the clerk of the house and it was because of their insistence to partner with other well meaning Nigerians to demand quality service delivery and accountability from the AEDC.
He said the poor supply of electricity in the state by the AEDC had attracted the attention of the house, who through popular resolution had set up a special committee and mandated them to interface and ensure improved power supply to the state.
He said the invitation will not deter them from carrying out their threat of shutting down hydro electric dams if power supply have not increase to 20hrs.
According to him “the DSS asked us to come obviously on matters arising from the committee’s threat and by extension the state house of assembly over irregular and erratic power supply in the state. Nothing to worry, nothing to fear.
“Virtually all stakeholders have been involved; labour, youths, students and civil society organizations”.
Engr Mohammed Haruna said the governor of the state, Abubakar Sani Bello was worried about the power supply in the state.
He disclosed that the government was presently distributing 5000 meters all in an effort to assist in improving power supply in the state, adding “every Nigerlite from the governor to the ordinary person is concerned about power situation in the state.
“It is a collective resolution from the house. It is our right and we are going to any length on this matter”, he said.