The Public Relations Officer in charge of Edo North/Central of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), Mr. Caleb Ntem has attributed the current power outage in some parts of the state to attacks on its staff and facilities by some youths in Irua, Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo. He disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo.
Ntem said that the attack, which occurred last week, had led to the destruction of its equipment at Irua power station.
“BEDC wishes to inform you that the current outage is due to the destruction of our facilities by some youths in Irua,” he said.
“We highly regret any inconvenience caused by this outage, kindly bear with us as we will find lasting solutions to this,” he said.
Ntem assured that power supply to the affected areas would be restored soon, as the company’s maintenance teams were already carrying out repairs.
“We wish to apologise to all our customers in Edo North and other parts of the state over the recent power failure being experienced.
“We are working seriously to reconnect Edo North and power will be restore any moment from today,” he said.