The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) said yesterday that power supply in Sapele of Delta state has increased recently, with the residents enjoying more than six hours of electricity daily.
According to the Corporate Affairs Officer of the distribution company, Mrs Esther Okolie; “In keeping with the resolutions
“In keeping with the resolutions reached at the various stakeholders’ meetings on Sapele power problems, residents of the community and environs now enjoy more than six hours electricity daily with some area having 22 hours notwithstanding the poor generation nationwide, which is hovering between 3000 and 4000MW.
“This achievement also demands that the residents live up to their part of the agreement by payments of both old and new bills by ensuring that what the Resolution Committee agreed on is in place to ensure compliance.
“The Resolution Committee is expected to be formed by two persons from each transformer zone, including representation from stakeholders,” it said.
Noting that BEDC was expected to serve all Deltans and not just host communities, BEDC said: “Given the level of power generation, if all power host communities should agitate for 24 hours power, the rest of Nigerians will be in total blackout. National grid supply is for all Nigerians, not just for power generation host community.”
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Recall that earlier this year, residents of Sapele made a massive protest against the power outage that they have been suffering which was followed by a stakeholders meeting between the Benin Electricity Distribution Company and Sapele resident to discuss improvement in power supply.