Obaseki gives BEDC seven-day ultimatum to restore power

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to restore power supply to consumers in the state or risk shutdown of its offices.

The governor gave the ultimatum as he concluded the ward-to-ward campaign in Egor Local Government Area.

The governor decried how the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has continued to frustrate his efforts to ensure the people of the state get stable electricity to power their businesses, noting that.

“BEDC has continued to put us in darkness in the state and we will give them seven days to restore electricity or else we will shut their office down in the state.”

The Governor had in November condemned BEDC’s actions and described it as “regrettable insensitivity to the suffering and extreme inconveniences it has caused millions of its customers across the state.

“BEDC’s unprofessional attitude involves sitting on their hands to watch their subscribers, most of whom have paid their bills in full, suffer the socio-economic consequences of their incompetence.”

Obaseki assured Edo residents in different wards of his plans to solve the lingering situation, adding that the “Minister of Power has promised to give us a direct line from Ihovbor Power Plant to help light up the state.

“Officials of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) are already in the state preparing the ground to bring power and to enable the people enjoy 24/7 electricity,” he said.

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