On Monday, August 31, young people from the Kpakungu region of Minna blocked one of the main roads in Minna, the capital of the state of Niger, to express their disapproval at the incessant supply of electricity to the capital of Niger. the state.
The bored young people fired the Secretary of the Government of the State of Niger (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Matane. Who urged them to open the roads and end the protest.
They asked Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to introduce himself to speak to them.
Young people said they were tired of the epileptic power supply, saying the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) took residents for granted.
The Kpakungu road is the only road that leads to the southern regions of the country. It is one of the most used in the state. In addition, motorists, especially those traveling to the south, are still stuck in the area.
The state government’s efforts to end the protest failed. As the SSG quickly left amid boos and chants.
One of the councilors representing the southern district of Minna, Aminu Ladan, told reporters that the authorities had not reacted, saying the protest was peaceful and responsible.
“As you can see, the SSG was cast out in anger and the message it brought could not be conveyed. My people are demanding the presence of the governor.
“As a holder of a political office, I understand that the SSG is a representative of the governor, but the people do not understand this. They are not convinced and they want the governor to come himself,” he said. -he declares.
The young people have promised to close the road for 24 hours until the governor shows up.