BEDC to Restore Power to Ondo Communities

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The management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) yesterday promised to restore power supply to six Ondo State communities that have been in darkness for years.
The affected communities are in the four local government areas in Akoko land.
The news came after Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) said the residents suffered pains and losses because of constant outages.
Akeredolu recalled that during his meeting with the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN), many communities in the Southern and Northern senatorial districts of the state were in darkness.
The governor told the BEDC management the company would make more money if it restored power to communities that had been disconnected.
The governor’s empathy with the people over the power situation prompted a positive response from BEDC management.
The electricity distribution company, led by its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, promised to restore power to the affected communities.
She said though power supply from the national grid was not enough, the communities were disconnected because of the perceived attacks on the company’s workers.
The BEDC chief decried recurring vandalism of the company’s property.
Mrs Osibodu urged the state government and other stakeholders to join in the fight against vandalism of the company’s property and other public utilities.
According to her, BEDC has taken some steps, such as fencing its transformers, to prevent destruction by vandals.
Akeredolu said over half of the state had been in darkness for years.
He urged the power distribution company to be fair to its consumers and replace aging facilities.

 

Source: TheNation

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