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IPOB Sends Major Threat To EEDC Over Poor Power Supply

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened to run the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in the South East out of business if it continues with the poor power supply to the zone.

In a statement which was obtained by The Eastern Updates on Tuesday, Spokesperson of the group, Emma Powerful also lamented what he described as the outrageous electricity billing system adopted by the company, which he said was not commensurate to energy being supplied.

He said: “If the 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.

“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 the EEDC.

“The 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.

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The statement equally urged governors of the South East 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.

Still advising the governors, Powerful said: “Governors should take advantage of the recent electricity reform by the Federal Government of Nigeria to kick the EEDC out of every state.

“The electricity reform has given each state the 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 that the company has not been summoned by the South Eastern governors over the poor supply of power in the zone.

The South East Governors should not be insensitive to the plight of Ndigbo, mostly at the current harsh economic situation in Nigeria.

“Our governors are not providing food palliatives, 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 East Governors to kick this EEDC out of our region if they continue with non provision of electricity and extortion in the form of exorbitant electric bills,” he stated.

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