Reps seek declaration of emergency on power sector
Incensed by the energy crisis nationwide, the House of Representatives yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on the power sector. The resolutions yesterday followed the adoption of a motion on “Urgent need to declare state of emergency in the power sector”, sponsored by Nnolim Nnaji (PDP, Enugu) during plenary presided over by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila in Abuja. “Aware that in recent years electricity supply has become very significant owing to the seemingly indispensible role it plays in every facet of our lives. Only a limited number of the population is connected to the energy grid while power supply difficulties are experienced around the country most of the time. “At best, average daily power supply is estimated at four hours, although several days can go by without any power at all.