Artisans in Delta have called on the Federal Government to urgently tackle the worsening  power problem in the country to save their trades.

They said that enhanced and stable power supply was the only way that would ensure  meaningful development in the country.

The artisans, who included welders and electrical technicians made the call in an  interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba.

They said that it was sad that 50 years after the nation’s independence it was still  grappling with the problem of power supply.

Mr Felix Obikodo, a welder, asked, “how can the international community be referring to  Nigeria as the giant of African when it cannot provide basic infrastructure for its  citizens.

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He scored Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) low, and said that it had not done well  in the discharge of its duties.

Obikodo said, “In power supply, our country has failed as it has only succeeded in  pushing the self-employed skilled worker, who cannot afford generators, out of business.  “As you can see, for me to do this business, I need regular power supply and that is why  I run generator all through the day.

“But for some persons, who cannot afford a generating set, they have packed up their  businesses.”