There might be an impending protest against EEDC, according to the Guardian, as the Residents of Enugu have decried the Services of EEDC and mapped out plans to stage a protest at the headquarters of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) over alleged excessive bills and poor services. EEDC have responded by stating that the residents have no rectitude to occupy the company when they owe over N77 billion due to Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) for power distributed in the zone.
According to the company, Enugu State government owes N2.6 billion apart from Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in the zone. It added that no private firm would continue to provide efficient services with such huge debts. The protesters demanded improved services, an end to estimated billings and provision of prepaid meters.
The lawmakers while responding called for immediate action to blacklist the company and directed the management to shut down its operations and vacate the state.They asked electricity consumers to stop further payment of over-bloated bills and also told other states in the southeast including Abia, Anambra, Imo and Ebonyi to take drastic action against the company by declaring a state of emergency. The Assembly also raised a committee to conduct a public hearing on the activities of the EEDC in the three senatorial zones of the state.