Youths of the Ogbum-nu-Abali community in Port Harcourt City of Rivers State marched out on Friday to protested against the absence of electricity supply in their community. The protesters obstructed the entrance of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) at Nzimiro Street with palm fronds and accused the firm of poor services.
The Youth President of the community, Mariuku Wogu, lamented that despite the free land the community donated to the company, they have still suffered poor power supply over the years. He also accused the company of overbilling and extortion.
“Where they are operating is our land, we gave it to them free of charge and they are not paying homage to us and we have not asked them for any homage.
“They have been treating us badly, they do not give us light, but they always give us estimated bills”, he lamented.
The chairman of Ogum-nu-Abali Light Committee, Mr Bright Ogbondah, also spoke and said that the members of the community have suffered untold hardship due to the poor electricity supply in the area.