Incessant Power Outage: IPOB Threatens EEDC

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened to stop the patronage Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in the South East if it continues to distribute poor power supply to the zone.
Spokesperson of the group, Emma Powerful in a statement he released to newsmen on Monday also lamented what he described as the outrageous electricity billing system adopted by the company which he said is not commensurate to energy being supplied.

“If EEDC can’t provide light or stop extortion in their billing system, it should be kicked out of the South East Region permanently and replaced,” he stated.
“We don’t see where an electricity distribution company will not provide light, yet keep increasing electric bills every month. Other electricity distribution companies in other regions of Nigeria are providing more reliable electricity, unlike EEDC.

“EEDC is not keeping the light on, yet they keep increasing the bill for the people monthly. Ndigbo are paying for the light they are not consuming. The wicked electricity billing or extortion and non supply of electricity in the South East should no longer be acceptable”. Powerful said.

The statement equally urge governors of the South to be serious in providing good services and a conducive investment environment to the zone for people to continue to invest and grow their businesses.
Further advising the governors Powerful said “Governors should take advantage of the recent electricity reform by the federal government of Nigeria and kick EEDC out of every state.

“The electricity reform has given each state power to generate and distribute electricity. South East Governors are free by law to bring more reliable electricity companies to come and invest and provide quality, reliable, and affordable electricity to Ndigbo.
Powerful also expressed surprise why the company has not been summoned by the south eastern governors over the poor supply of power in the zone.
He added “The South East Governors should not be insensitive to the plight of Ndigbo, mostly at the current hash economic situation in Nigeria.
” Our governors are not providing food palliative, electricity , free education, or educational support when other governors are doing these things for their people. If the governors refuse to stand up and do the right thing, we would mobilise people to protest against them.

“We expect the South Eastern Governors to kick this EEDC out of our region if they continue with non provision of electricity and extortion in the form of exuberant electric bills,” Powerful stated.


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