By Victor Habila, Kaduna
There would be absence of electricity in Kaduna State from Saturday May 15th, as the National Union of Electricity Employee (NUEE) has directed all members to ensure total blackout in the state.
According to a statement signed by the General Secretary of NUEE, Joe Ajaero, the seizure of electricity in Kaduna will commence by 00 hours on Saturday.
This came in line with the earlier NLC directives on shutdown of activities in Kaduna.
The statement reads; “You should liaise with other States or Regions through which Kaduna could be back fed to ensure that there is no supply to Kaduna.
“Any Station or Officer whose unit is found wanting, the Chapter or State Council will be sanctioned for anti union activities.”
NUEE further called on members to ensure total compliance to the new development.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again summoned security chiefs for crucial meeting to address the security challenges in some parts of the country.
The president had on April 30 and May 4 met with the same earlier met with the security chiefs and heads of intelligence community as part of ongoing critical engagements to meant to provide solutions to security challenges in the country.
Those in attendance at today’s meeting include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.
Others are the Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi and the National Security Adviser to the President, retired Maj.- Gen. Babagana Monguno, as well as the acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, Chief of Army Staff; Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Naval Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Amoo, are also in attendance at the crucial meeting.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama is also attending the security meeting for the first time.
The Federal Government has reintroduced COVID-19 restrictions across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
This new directive is to take effect by midnight of Tuesday, a member of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, declared.
Mohammed, who is the Head of Technical Secretariat of the PSC, made the announcement while briefing reporters on Monday in Abuja.
With the restrictions imposed, mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time.
Access to government institutions would also be denied to anyone not wearing a face mask while government meetings and travels have been limited to the virtual platform.
According to Mohammed, the government has directed that bars and nightclubs should remain closed and the nationwide curfew will be in force until further notice.
He added that only essential international travels would be encouraged, and all existing protocols must be strictly adhered to.
The PSC member, however, stated that there was no limitation to intra-state travel.
Source: Channels Television