By Atibile Prince Williams
Ever since the Federal Capital territory was move from Lagos to Abuja, North Central, the city has continued to witness legions migrating to the seat of power either for business or leisure. Few years down the line, the city is confronted with infrastructural deficits ranging from housing, to portable water not negating power supply. The story of business owners at Murg plaza located at UTC Area 10 Abuja, is not different as shop owners have opted for generators as alternative means of power supply to cushion the effects of epileptic power in the nation’s capital .
In view of the strategic location of the place, it has become a safe haven for the teeming populace to better their economy and by extension boosting the revenue of Abuja. However, within these bliss and boom is the timed bomb of generator fumes with it attendant effect that lurks the plaza. This is because research has proven that excessive fumes and noise are highly endemic to human health. The menace of generating sets and uncultured wiring that currently characterized the place if not checked could lead to a doom day. A food vendor who stay directly behind the plaza who do not want to be named in print, called for government intervention to salvage the situation.
In her words “I know say this generator smoke and noise no good for my health, but waiting I go do, na for me to manage since I no fit stop these shop owners from using their generators. We don loss many customers wey no fit bear with us, we hope say one day government go hear our cries and improve on electric supply”.
Forgot the Abuja master plan not to be defaced by illicit generators and to redeem the earth from the claws of climate change, government at all levels must up their games in order to have a more productive and prosperous capita city.