In a bid to re-enforce its network and deliver quality power supply to customers, the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHEDC, has replaced over 5,000 weak and ageing cross-arm cables with fibre ones.
Chief Executive Officer of PHEDC, Mr. Jay McCoskey, said during a safety meeting in Port Harcourt, that the replacement of the cross arms was carried out in Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River and Rivers states.
McCoskey, who expressed satisfaction over the speed with which the technical department of the company replaced the old cross arms, noted that PHEDC would do everything possible to ensure that customers enjoyed quality power supply.
He 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 need to replace the equipment.
“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 PHEDC boss frowned at the activities of criminals vandalising stay-wires that are meant to hold electrical poles. This, he noted, had exposed such poles to danger, warning the criminals to desist from their acts.