The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has raised alarm over what it describe as not following due process by road contractors in Imo State, who relocate the company’s electricity installations – substations, electric poles and lines, without observing due process or liaising with the company, ThisDay reports.
EEDC also threatened to stop power supply to the entire Imo State if these activities of contractors are not stopped.
The company acknowledged that as a responsible corporate citizen, it is committed to supporting developmental activities of its host communities such as road construction, road expansion, and drainage construction.
However, the company said the activities of the contractors are risky, unethical, and a threat to members of the public who are exposed to possible electrocution.
Mr. Emeka Ezeh, spokesman of EEDC, in a statement over the weekend, that in most cases, the activities of these contractors had affected existing electricity distribution networks, as they involved relocation of poles, cables, injection substations/transformers to allow the contractors effectively carry out their work.
Ezeh noted that the relocation should not be carried out without proper approval and involvement of relevant authorities.
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