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DISCOs, GENCOs Far Worse Than NEPA In All Aspects – Ighoyota Amori

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Senator Ighoyota Amori, the Political Adviser to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, on Tuesday said Power generating companies (Gencos) and Distribution companies (Discos) are the major problems Nigerians are experiencing.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent in Abuja, Amori who said Nigeria is retrogressing on a daily basis in the management of electricity said the Discos are far worse than the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) in all aspects.
He said the Discos and Gencos have been carrying on as if they are established to cater for the needs of wealthy Nigerians alone while neglecting the masses.
In his words “To be sincere, the major problem we are having in this country today is this Discos and Gencos. I think we are retrogressing when it comes to management of our electricity in this country. I can remember very well that when I was growing up, especially in my secondary school days, we never really heard of anything called generator”.
“Generators were limited to industries, not for everyday home use. In the then Mid-west, hardly can you see people using generators to power their houses. Yes, we have issues with electricity and power failures but it was not enough reason for people to have private generators”.
“Then, the electricity company will inform people that they want to switch off power and after some time, it will be restored. By so doing, people have no need to buy generators. Today, there is no city in this country that has stable electricity. All those claiming they have 20 to 24 hours power supply are just being insincere”.
“These Discos and Gencos have a mindset that they are programmed to provide service to wealthy Nigerians and forget masses. Since they have been privatised, they believe that their focus is more of commercial gains alone and so, they look down on poor Nigerians”.
“They only listen and focus on rich Nigerians and commercial enterprises who can afford to pay any bills they are charged. They have no time to address the yearnings and complaints of the masses at all.”
“During NEPA’s time, power supply was made available to everybody. Even though it was poor, it was far better than what we are experiencing now under the Discos and Gencos. Even after you have paid and you have issues with your electricity, these Discos will want you to bribe them before they will come and rectify it. They are worse than NEPA in every aspects”.

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Edo Election : IGP Orders Restriction Of Vehicular Movement

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EDO GUBER ELECTION: IGP ORDERS RESTRICTION OF VEHICULAR MOVEMENT
•Assures Citizens of safety
In line with concerted efforts at ensuring public order and safety, during the forthcoming Edo Gubernatorial election slated to hold on Saturday, 19th September, 2020, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement from 11:59PM on Friday, 18th September, 2020 – 6pm on Saturday, 19th September, 2020.
The IGP notes that the restriction order is informed by the need to prevent the free flow, circulation and use of illicit arms and hard drugs and checkmate the movement of political thugs and touts and other criminally-minded individuals especially from contiguous States from hijacking and disrupting the electoral processes.
He enjoins citizens to go out en-masse on the day of the election and vote, noting that the Police and other security agencies have been sufficiently mobilized to provide a safe, secure and conducive environment for the election.
While regretting any inconveniences the restriction order may cause the citizens, the IGP enjoins the citizens to see the restriction as part of necessary sacrifices towards the enthronement of democracy.
He however warns that the Force will not sit idly-by and watch citizens who may want to engage in any criminal act – violent and destructive acts, snatching of ballot boxes, vote buying, vote selling, hate speeches, and other act(s) capable of compromising the electoral processes.

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Ugwuanyi Hails IGP Abubakar For Additional Police Area Command In Enugu

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Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has expressed the immense gratitude of his administration to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, for approving the permanent site of the Police Area Command Headquarters, Orba, in Udenu Local Government Area of the state, to enhance the security of the area and its jurisdiction.
Speaking when he inaugurated the Police Area Command Headquarters, Orba, on Thursday, Gov. Ugwuanyi, who disclosed that his administration diligently funded the permanent site project, to its present state, acknowledged the former Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, now Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 13, AIG Danmallam Mohammed, “for the traction he gave to this project”.
The governor also appreciated the present State Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad Abdurrahman, “for all his support and encouragement for the project”.
Gov. Ugwuanyi explained that the Police Area Command, Orba was created out of Nsukka Police Area Command on December 5, 2017, by the then Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, to cater for the policing needs of Igbo-Eze North, Udenu, Isi-Uzo, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Areas, as well as Nsukka East Development Centre, which is part of Nsukka LGA.
He stated that the increasing number of Police Officers and Men of the Command made it imperative for the provision of adequate permanent site for the Police Area Command, Orba, adding that, consequently, the great people of Ohom Orba donated about three hectares of land, hitherto given to the former Police Mounted Troops Command in the immediate post-civil war period, for the all-important project.
Gov. Ugwuanyi, who expressed delight at the actualization of the permanent site of the Police Area Command Headquarters in Orba, expressed optimism that the feat will change the security narrative within its area of jurisdiction.
While also commending the Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Edwin Ogbeghagha, for his pioneering role as the first Area Commander, the governor also appreciated “the great visionary people of Ohom Orba for willingly donating their valued land for the development of Police Area Command Headquarters, Orba, without seeking compensation”.
According to the governor, “My gratitude also goes to the President General, Orba-Udu General Assembly, Mr. Charles Mba, Permanent Secretary, Enugu State Local Government Service Commission and his entire Executive Committee members for coordinating and mobilizing local support for this project”.
In his brief remark, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abdurrahman, who described Gov. Ugwuanyi as “a pillar of all pillars, an exceptional leader and a security-friendly governor”, applauded his sound vision for Enugu State and his firm commitment to security of lives and property.
The CP therefore prayed for Gov. Ugwuanyi’s success in his responsibilities, disclosing that the governor has accepted to bring more infrastructures in the new Police Area Command, for enhanced efficient service delivery.
Other speakers at the event, such as the Chairman of Udenu LGA, Hon. Solomon Onah, the Area Commander, ACP Ogbeghagha, and the President General, Orba-Udu General Assembly, Mr. Mba, thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for providing the needed support to all security agencies in the state, stressing that his administration’s contributions towards the successful realization of the new Police Area Command, Orba, aimed at enhancing the security architecture of its area of jurisdiction and beyond, were commendable.
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YVAN Hails USA on Visa Ban Issued to Election Riggers in Nigeria – Nigerian Youths Forum

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Young Visioneers’ Association of Nigeria (YVAN) Hails USA on Visa Ban Issued to Election Riggers in Nigeria, Urges Other Western Countries to do Same

The Young Visioneers’ Association of Nigeria (YVAN) applauds the United States of America on its recent visa ban handed down to some Nigerian politicians who were involved in electoral malpractices in the previous elections conducted in the country.

On September 14, 2020, the Department of States, through its spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus, had issued a statement containing the long awaited visa ban on some politicians who can better be described as enemies of the country by virtue of their hell-bent involvement in destroying the democratic values of Nigeria by being in the forefront of election rigging in the country.

YVAN, as a leading youth body in Nigeria, notes that the ban is a welcomed development. Though the visa ban and even more stringent measures were long expected, but it is better late than never. The Nigerian youths have been at the receiving end of the many negative effects of electoral malpractices. The politicians who get to occupy political positions through corrupt practices and electoral frauds, end up embezzling public funds meant for the development of the country, and continue to leave the country in perpetual ruins.

The youth group believes that past elections in Nigeria were not free and fair with reference to the recent Kogi and Bayelsa states elections which were a charade of what democratic elections should be. The YIAGA Africa and other foreign observers’ reports corroborate to this stance. The judiciary on its part, has continued to disappoint the Nigerian masses. As against being the last hope of the common man, the judiciary through its judgements on electoral matters, has continued to affirm such electoral frauds committed against the people.

The Nigerian Youths Forum – YVAN – once again appreciate the USA for setting this pace. The appreciation is also extended to the United Kingdom for its recent warning of intention to issuing visa bans and seizure of foreign assets belonging to any politician who engages in electoral malpractices in the fothcoming Edo and Ondo states guber elections. While asking other western countries to also do the same, the youth group therefore encourages the UK to ensure that it keeps to this warning.

It is now obvious that above every other thing, Nigeria needs urgent electoral reforms, and revitalization of the judiciary. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is therefore urged to live by its name and be truly independent.

YVAN National Media Unit

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