Up NEPA: Children Jubilate Loudly in the Street as Electricity is Restored to Maiduguri after '56 Days'
- Months of blackout in Maiduguri finally came to an end as electricity was finally restored
- In a clip that has since gone viral, children celebrated wildly as they shouted "NEPA oyoyo" among other words that expressed their happiness
- Tweeps who stay in the city also wrote about how the blackout was for a long one, adding that they hope it does not happen again soon
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The video of kids trooping out to the street to celebrate the restoration of electricity to people in Maiduguri has stirred many reactions on Twitter.
A handle @TahaAdam_ who shared the clip appreciated the state's governor and every other person who contributed to making it possible.
The tweep, however, said that he hopes the light becomes stable for a very long time. According to some people in the comment section, there was no power for 56 days.
Abubakar Lawal Musa, a user on the bird app, revealed the restoration only lasted for just an hour in his area, stating that it did not even stay that long in other places in the city.
Watch the video below:
As of the time of writing this report, the video has been watched over 1,000 times with tens of comments.
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"So people still dey live Maiduguri?"
"Chaiii.This excitement will continue in lives in Jesus Name Amen."
"Omo remove that short period of time, do you think 2 month’s + is easy?"
"To think all these children were born after the BH war starters."
"My people don suffer too much."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that some Nigerians living in Texas in the United States were seen in a video rejoicing and shouting up NEPA after the power supply was restored in their home.
Texas experienced a severe winter storm which caused widespread power outages to millions of homeowners in the state.
However, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the state's power grid on Thursday, February 18, said it had made significant progress restoring power to many homes. But ERCOT stated that rotating outages may be needed over the next couple of days.
Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at Legit.ng. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.