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Umuahia Community Decries Inability To Cope Without Light During Lockdown, Seeks Revocation Of EEEDC’s License

Frustrated by the failure of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) to give them light two years after the damage of their transformer, the residents of Bende road in Umuahia Abia state are calling on the Federal government to immediately revoke the operational license of the power distribution company.

Speaking with ABN TV on Thursday, a resident of the area, Mr. Nnaemeka Kanu described the activities of EEDC to man’s inhumanity to man, wondering why the company has failed to procure another functional transformer to restore electricity in the area after the people have contributed the sum of N1,000 each household to fix the transformer.

According to Kanu, the area houses a large number of civil servants in the state whom he said to pay their taxes, saying denying them basic amenities such as power supply in unfair.

He called on the federal government to withdraw the licenses of electricity distribution companies such as the EEDC which he said has refused to serve the people.

He decried the suffering of the masses even with the sit-at-home order issued by the various states to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

Kanu faulted the Federal government over what he called poor monitoring and evaluation, maintaining that the federal ministry of power has not done much in evaluating the performances of the companies.

He expressed dissatisfaction over the humongous amount of citizens spend in generating their own power supply.

 

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