PEOPLE in the neighbouring communities under the Daura emirate in Kastina have decried a shortage in power supply, which only improves only when President Muhammadu Buhari is in town.
Leaders from the five local government areas under the Daura emirate made this statement during a courtesy visit to the president at his home in Daura during Sallah.
“Anytime the President is around we enjoy 24 hours power supply. But if he is not around, the power supply is not always stable,” Mohammed Saleh, one of the leaders, said.
The leaders requested that the president addressed issues plaguing the communities.
Earlier in May, the Daura emirate council had suspended all activities regarding the celebration of Eld-Al-Fitr, due to reported cases of insecurities ravaging some part of the state.
Amongst such cases was the kidnap of the district head of Daura, Umar Musa, who was reportedly abducted by suspected bandits.
Also, 34 people were reportedly killed in some part of the state, which led to the prescription of capital punishment for kidnapping, cattle rustling and armed robbery.
However, Buhari in his reactions to the leaders’ outcries, said his mission is to fight for the poor while ensuring that campaign issues, such as security, economy and corruption are resolved.
The Emir of Daura, Umar Farouq, during the Sallah Durbar held in his palace, urged Nigerians to show support to the president in overcoming the challenges faced by the country.
The president had also hosted the Presidents of Guinea Conakry, Alpha Conde, who celebrated the Eid in Nigeria.