Over 5000 weak and ageing cross arms have been replaced by the Port Harcourt Electricity distribution Company (PHED), in order to re-enforce her network and deliver quality power supply to its esteemed customers.
The replacement of the cross arms was carried out in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers states This was disclosed by the Chief Executive Officer, PHED, Jay McCoskey during a safety meeting recently in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
McCoskey who expressed happiness over the speed in which the technical crew of the company replaced the old cross arms with fiber ones, noted that PHED would do everything possible to ensure that customers enjoy quality power supply.
The CEO added that apart from network improvement, the company also placed premium on the safety of not only staff members but the public at large, hence the replacements.
“The company has spent millions of naira to get the modern cross arms, and this is done to avoid any electrical accidents, either on the line or through wire cut, especially during the raining season”.
“The safety of everybody is important to us and as a responsive company, our emphasis is work and stay alive with your loved ones”, he said.
However, the PHED boss frowned at the activities of unknown persons, who go about cutting and vandalizing stay wires that are meant to hold electrical poles.
This, he noted with dismay, had always exposed such poles to danger; and warned that such group of persons should desist from the ungodly acts.
Recall that the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED, has remained on the top of safety ranking in the country, as announced by the Nigerian Electricity Management Safety Agency, NEMSA, in July 2016, for the fourth time.
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