Intervention in BEDC: CDHR calls on NERC to maintain status quo
The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has called on the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) to uphold the interim court injunction that restrained it and its agents from changing the Board of BEDC Electricity Plc (BEDC) until the determination of the court case.
National President of CDHR, Dr. Kehinde Taiga, made the call in Warri, Delta State, in reaction to the issues between BEDC, BPE and NERC.
Addressing newsmen at the CDHR office, Taiga explained that there could be hardship, which electricity consumers would face and which can cause epileptic power supply, if such confusion exists in the running of the DisCo.
According to him, two boards cannot be running the affairs of BEDC. The CDHR national president appealed to NERC and BPE to obey the subsisting court order and allow the legal management of BEDC, headed by Mrs. Funke Osibodu, to continue its operation pending the determination of the court case.
Speaking on the imbroglio, Taiga remarked that when two elephants fight, it is the grass that will suffer.
The Federal High Court, Abuja Division, had, recently, issued an order of interim injunction dated June18, 2022, restraining Fidelity Bank, its agents or privies from altering the composition of BEDC board pending the hearing and determination of the matter before the honorable court.