Power Supply: Yahaya Bello Disconnects Ex-Gov Ibrahim Idris’ Residence From Govt House

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The Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaha Bello, had ordered the immediate disconnection of power to the residence of the President of the State Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Shaibu Atadoga.

Also affected in the governor’s order for disconnection is former Governor Ibrahim Idris.

It would be recalled that the governor in a letter written by Mr Edward Onoja, Chief of staff to the governor, said the residence, adjacent the government house, that have over the years been powered from government house should be disconnected, noting that government can no longer tolerate and incur such expenditure.

While the governor cites not wanting to incur expenditure as reason for the disconnection, it was alleged that the swearing in of Capt Idris Wada, by the President of the Customary Court in 2012, was another reason for the disconnection.

Though the matter is said to have been reported to the state chief judge, for intervention, the mentioned houses as at press time have been disconnected from the government house power source.

Since coming on board the present administration has made it clear, that it would not condone abuse of privileges, said as serving and former officials of government, government can no longer borne the responsibilities of paying for their public utilities in view of the downturn in the nation and state’s economy.

Also as part of the efforts to clean the state capital, the governor has directed the bringing down of campaign billboards standing in front of the state government house and other parts of the metropolis.

The efforts which is being marshaled by the state waste management and sanitation board met stiff resistance while trying to bring down the campaign billboards of late Prince Abubakar Audu, at the graphics roundabout. The quick intervention of men of the Nigerian Police attached to the demolition team saved the situation.


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