Nasarawa Assembly fumes over vandalization of electricity cables
…..Tasks security agencies to take be proactive.
…..As Lafia Central lawmaker, Hon Akwashiki raises alarm on the matter.
Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has frowned at constant vandalization of electricity armoured cables in Lafia and other local government areas of the state.
Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House made the lamentation while reading the House resolution on a matter of public importance brought by Hon Solomon Akwashiki ( SDP- Lafia Central) during the House proceedings today, Monday.
The Speaker said that it was unfortunate and uncalled for that some miscreants and criminals are vandalizing cables in the State.
He also said that the activities of the criminals are affecting power supply and the socio-economic activities in the state negatively.
“First, I want to appreciate Hon Solomon Akwashiki for bringing this matter of public importance, and I want to appreciate members for their contributions, this is indeed the matter that touches the lives of our people.
” Some miscreants and criminals are going round vandalizing electricity cables. We frown at constant removal of armoured cable in Lafia and other LGAs..
“We urge the state Government to as a matter of urgency
take proactive measures to curtail the situation.
“We also urge the security agencies to redouble their efforts in securing this cables and other electricity facilites across the state,” he said.
The Speaker also appreciated other colleagues for their positive contributions on the matter.
in their various contributions Hon Musa Ibrahim, Hon Suleiman Azara, Hon Larry Ven-Bawa, Hon Peter Akwe, Hon Esson Mairiga and Hon Jacob Kudu, all appreciated Hon Akwashiki for bringing the matter.
They called for effective synergy among government, management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company ( AEDC) and security agencies to safe guard the armoured cables and other electricity facilites in the state.
Earlier, Hon Solomon Akwashiki, member representing Lafia Central constituency, has drawn the attention of the House to the constant vandalization of armoured cables in his constituency.
“The duty of the government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens.
“There are cases of vandalization of electricity cables in my constituency such as Tudun Gwandara, Doma road among other places.
“Because of constant vandalization of armoured cables, youths and other people took to the street to protest. We thank God that security agencies calmed the situation,” he said.
Hon Akwashiki called for urgent step/ measures in order to curtail constant vandalization of armoured cables and other electricity facilities in his constituency and the state at large in order to boost the socio-economic activities of the people.