The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has reacted to the video of Nigerian actress, Ada Ameh, weeping over the lack of power supply in the country despite the stay at home order.
In the now-viral video, the actress spoke on how frustrating it has been in many Nigerian homes due to the lack of power supply.
She pointed out that most Nigerians have gone ahead to stuck up their homes since the stay at home order was given but lack the power to preserve them.
Actress Ada Ameh wept in this video as she expressed her frustration over the lack of power supply even as Nigerians have being forced to sit at home due to the #Coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/taQdhbvnKA
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Yesterday, Femi Ghajabiamila met with the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman and the management of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission, over the viral video.
The Speaker at the meeting was the Minority Leader, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu; and Deputy Minority Whip, Rep. Adesegun Adekoya. While NERC was represented by its Commissioner on Compliance, Dafe Akpeneye, those that joined the meeting via virtual connection were Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed; Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele; and the Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Mele Kyari.
At the meeting, the Speaker expressed dismay over the number of calls and messages from many Nigerians through his social media account, reacting to the protest video and called for prompt action.
“It has become imperative that I urgently call for this meeting to find a solution to the poor supply of electricity during this lockdown period. If we ask people to stay at home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, at least we have to make their homes comfortable for them to stay.
The complaints have just been too much in the last 24 hours. There are people also in the hospital now without electricity; we need to brainstorm over an urgent solution,” he said