Former Kaduna Central lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has warned about the consequences that may follow the reported decision by Nigeria to cut off electricity supply to Niger Republic in the wake of the military coup in the country.
Sani in a post via his Twitter account on Wednesday said the move is wrong adding that if Niger decides to build its own power station across the River Niger, Nigeria’s Kainji Dam would be rendered useless.
Akelicious recalls Nigeria has reportedly cut off electricity supply to neighbouring Niger Republic.
The electricity organization of Niger, Nigelec was quoted to have said the current power outage being experienced in the country is a result of Nigeria halting supply to its northern neighbour.
A BBC source also said the supply to Niger was cut on Tuesday following a directive from Nigeria’s presidency.
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has however declined to comment on the power cuts in Niger according to Arise TV.
Reacting to the development, Sani said the people of Niger Republic should be allowed to decide how they want their country governed and Nigeria should avoid getting instigated by France to start an unnecessary war.
He wrote on Twitter: “The reported Nigerian alleged tempering with electricity supply to Niger Republic is wrong. We must not use power supplies as a means of political blackmail. It will not change anything. If Niger decides to build their power station across their part of the River Niger, our Kainji Dam will be rendered useless.
“President Tinubu and Ecowas leaders should allow the People of Niger to decide on how they want their country to be governed. Don’t be instigated by France to go to war that we don’t need.
“When we had military regime, we fought to free ourselves; let them make their decisions.”