COVID-29 Lockdown – Ameh wants government to prioritize power supply


Comic Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh has called on the Federal Government to ensure regular power supply as Nigerians obey the stay-at-home order, especially in states under total lockdown.

The Lagos-based thespian made the call in a video she shared on social media.

In the 4-minute video, the actress overtly expressed sadness and frustration over the lack of regular power supply even as Nigerians observe the stay at home order.

She noted that most Nigerians have gone ahead to stock-up food items to observe the stay- at- home order, and therefore need power to preserve them.

Government give us light, for this two weeks it is only natural that you give people light for them to sit in their houses.

“Federal Government, do something, and give us light because for the past few days, I know how much I have spent on fuel, but what about the people that cannot afford it.

“There is no light, people are sitting at home and there is generator sound everywhere because there is no light,” she said in part.

Ameh who has spent more than two decades in the Nigerian movie industry, is acclaimed  for her character as Anita in a 1996 movie titled “Domitilla”.

She starred in AY’s award-winning film “30 Days in Atlanta,” among others, and  features  as Emu Johnson in the award winning Nigerian TV series titled “The Johnsons.”

President Muhammadu  Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday, ordered lockdown of the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states to check the spread of COVID-19.

According to him, the lockdown, which took effect at 11 p.m on Monday March 30, would be for an initial period of 14 days.