NUJ laments poor electricity supply in Niger
Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Niger State Council, has expressed displeasure over the epileptic power supply in a state that generates power.
The union’s position was made known during its congress at IBB Pen House in Minna, at the weekend. The meeting was presided over by the Chairman, Abu Nmodu.
A communiqué issued at the end of the congress enjoined the state government to prevail on Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to improve on the power supply to the people of the state. It expressed dismay over the situation where communities, even in the state capital, stayed for months without electricity, owing to faulty transformers.
It is morally wrong for AEDC to burden communities to provide transformers, only for the company to collect money on bills from where it refused to truly invest, the communiqué observed.
It noted that provision of transformers was key to distribution that AEDC should agree to do as a business.
The congress also resolved not to condone any ethical misconduct and quackery to journalism in the state, warning that any member who compromises ethical codes of the profession would be dealt with decisively.