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Director General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Babatunde Irukera

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) yesterday tasked the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) on service-delivery to its consumers.

The Director General of the council, Babtunde Irukere, spoke at a town hall meeting with electricity consumers in Oredo Local Government Area, in Benin City.

lrukere said electricity is an essential public utility meant to positively impact the lives of the people.

He added that there is no excuse for the BEDC not to supply electricity to the consumers because of its usefulness in everyday living.

He lamented that some communities in the state had been left in total darkness for almost three years without transformers.

At the meeting, there were heated arguments by some electricity consumers over estimated bills, illegal collection of funds to supply meters and epileptic power supply.

Responding to complaints, the Executive Director in charge of commercials, Abu l. Ejoor, said the essence of the town hall meeting was to find solutions to the issues raised.

He appealed to the electricity consumers to be patient, as their complaints would be channeled to the appropriate authorities.

According to a consumer, Gaberial 0mokaro, he had not been supplied a meter, despite paying N27, 000 to get one.

Another consumer, Marcellinus Ekinwnide, said his community has not had electricity in the past seven months.

Meanwhile, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has explained the loss of electricity supply in some parts of Anambra and Enugu states.

He said the reason was due to a fault on the 132KV transmission line that radiates from
Onitsha.

The EEDC Communications Manager, Emeka Ezeh disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

He said the fault, which developed last week, had affected Awka and Ekwulobia districts in Anambra State, as well as Oji River, Achi, Inyi, Awlaw,

Ugwuoba, Akpugo Eze and parts of Nsukka town in Enugu State.

He stressed that the team was already working to restore the supply.


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