(i) The Punch Newspapers on page 37 have reported that the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) GCON, has assured Nigerians and the general public that the Federal Government would complete and deliver all ongoing projects before the end of this Administration.
The President who was represents by the Honourable Minister of Power, Engr. AbubakarAliyu stated this at the inauguration and handover of the completed section I phase II and section II phase I of the Nguru-Gashua-Bayamari road in Gashua, Yobe State.
The President noted that the Commitment of the Federal Government to infrastructure development across the country, is already bearing results in terms of Power and other infrastructure sectors.
General Muhammadu Buhari, GCON, further advise the road users to comply with the highway, adhere to the maximum 100 kilometres per hour speed limit on Federal highways nationwide. Adding that, if the Roads are well use and not abuse, they should last the designed service life.
Detail of the Story; Captioned, “FG’s commitment to infrastructure development bearing results” is on page 37.
(ii) The Punch Newspaper on page 32 also reported that some DisCos Companies are planning to withdraw the Prepaid Metres that are dormant from their customers.
The customers for one reason or the other have either not activate their prepaid metres at all or have not put them in active and effective use.
Although some DisCos Companies said they have no plan to retrieve metres for now from their customers as doing this will be difficult. The metres are already programmed in the names and addresses of the customers.
Detail on page 32, Captioned, “DisCos to repossess” dormant prepaid metres from customers.
The Daily Sun Newspaper page25 reported that the residents of Federal Capital Territory FCT, Abuja have encountered shortfall of electricity supply, this will slow down the activities of Manufactures Company in the FCT.
Detail captioned, “Energy crisis hits Abuja”.
The Vanguard Newspaper on page 13 reports that the victims support funds, VSF organization which is owned by Former Head of State General Theophilus Danjuma has given away a 2.5KVA solar inverter, Drugs hospital equipment and some relieve materials to the IDPs at Benue State.
The paper further stated that the Chairperson, VSF Benue State Emergency Support Programme, Toyosi Akerele Ogunsiji lamented how she saw in Primary Healthcare Centre, PHC in Daudu Community where women pregnant woman delivered babies of night with flash light due to lack of power supply and even have nothing to eat after delivery.
Detail captioned, “Danjuma’s VSF donates hospital equipment to PHC, relief materials to Benue IDPs”.
(i) The Leadership Newspaper on page 1 and 4 reports that the Federal and State Governments are intensifying efforts to improve learning in public schools through e-learning platforms and funding shown that the problems of poor infrastructure slow internet access and erratic power supply.
The paper further stated that the level of unstable and epileptic power supply in the country, it was not feasible to have a seamless e-learning programme running effectively in primary schools.
Detail captioned, “Poor infrastructure, Electricity others Hampering Effectiveness of e-learning”.
(ii) The Leadership Newspaper on page 10 reports that the Management of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, imposed charges on patients One Thousand Naira (N1,000) daily for electricity because of increase in tariffs and diesel.
The paper further reported that the Managements of the Hospital approved the mandatory payment of utility fee of N1,000 daily by every patient accessing care in the hospital.
Detail captioned, “UCH Ibadan Slams N1,000 Daily Electricity Bill on Patients”.
(iii) The Leadership Newspaper on page 12 reports that the Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) sit a new approach for Humanitarian support to established and collaboration to build a rescue village for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Niger State.
Detail captioned, “HYPPADEC, Group Plan Rescue Centre for Niger IDPs”.
(iv) The Leadership Newspaper on page 27 reports that the Management of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company has lamented the rising cases of vandalism of power supply infrastructure in Nigeria.
The paper further stated that the organization said that 158 distribution sub-stations were vandalized between January and June 2022, furthermore, Engr. Bello Musa said that 54 distribution sub-stations out of the 158 vandalized have been repaired and restored to the affected area, while efforts are being made to bring the remaining back to service as soon as possible.
Detail captioned, “Kaduna Electric loses N386m to vandalism in 6 months”.
Nnabueze C. A.
Principal Information Officer
For: Director, Information