Maiduguri Blackout: Life Has Become Unbearable, Residents Cry Out

Maiduguri Blackout: Life Has Become Unbearable, Residents Cry Out


By Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri

Residents  of the Maiduguri the Borno state capital have complained about the lack of electricity in the state capital over the months. Many people have expressed sadness due to the problems they are presently facing in the state, which has affected their daily activities.

Many residents described the situation as unparalleled and overwhelming because they are finding it difficult to charge their phones, cook their meals, and other inevitable needs that cannot be achieved without electricity.

In an interview conducted with some of the residents and students of the university, they expressed sadness over the lack of electricity and the scarcity of water in the environs, school.

Sabiu Dalhatu, a 400-level student of the Department of Mathematics, University of Maiduguri said, lack of electricity and scarcity of water has been the major holdup in the school.

He added that they are finding it difficult to read because they spend most of their time just charging their phones wherever they could.

Also, another 200- level student of the Department of History said the management of the University of Maiduguri should try everything humanly possible in providing a stable power supply to the residents of the University.

Mallam Musa Tasiu, a resident of Maiduguri, also urged the Borno State Government to repair the electricity for the betterment of people residing in Maiduguri and its environs.

Our correspondent recalled that Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has been in a total blackout since 26th January 2021.


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