17 June 2015, Yola – Residence of Jalingo Taraba state capital have express their happiness to Taraba state government over the recent improvement in the power supply both within the state capital and other local government head quarters.
There had been epileptic power supply in Jalingo for the past three years.
Speaking with Vanguard news paper in Jalingo, a businessman and member of Taraba state House of Assembly representing Takum I state constituency Barr. Hosea Ibi said the improvement in the power supply has bring smiles at the faces of business people who have been spending huge amount money to fuel generators.
Hosea who is the owner of Sanaf Suit the biggest functional Hotel and accommodation in Jalingo said the amount of money his firm used in fuel generators for operations of the Hotel was at high side compare the income of the Hotel.
Across section of Jalingo residence both commercial and private including bankers and civil servants who spoke hailed the state government initiate on improving power supply.
Other small scale industry operators who spoke to Vanguard also expressed their relieve of fuelling generators within the few days the public has returned to the state capital.
Vanguard search gathered that the power supply in Taraba state which before stand was at 2 Mega Wats now stand at 18 Mega Wats.
Further search showed that areas such as Magami, Nasarawo, Pantisawa, water Board, NTA, Angwan-Fulani, Maagwei, Sabo-Layi, Rankavili where there was epileptic power supply are now receiving power supply not less than 15 hours every day.
The Senior special Assistant to the governor of Taraba state, Mr. Sylvanus Giwa told journalist that the state government under Governor Darius Ishaku has settled an upstanding power bill of over 35 Million naira to Yola Power Distribution Company.
Giwa said the governor came to understand the challenges of the state power supply when he held a meeting with the area operation office of Yola Public Power Distribution Company Limited at government house in Jalingo.
He noted that there was prompt improvement of the power supply as soon as the upstanding power bills were paid.
Efforts to speak with the public relation officer of the Yola Public Power Supply Limited failed as the PRO was not available the number of times Vanguard visited.