Gov Nwifuru tackles EEDC over poor electricity supply in Ebonyi

Ebonyi State Governor, Francis Nwifuru, has decried the poor electricity supply to the state by Enugu Disco.

Mr Nwifuru spoke while receiving the management team of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in his office on Tuesday in Abakaliki.

He called for improved power supply to the state, adding that Ebonyi, with less number of companies, should enjoy electricity more than other states.

“You and I know that no business thrives without electricity. EEDC should step up plans to checkmate cable theft and related challenges. If after this meeting and no solution is found, we will no longer fold our hands; we were elected by the people to speak and work for the people; we cannot allow them to be suffering.

“It’s high time citizens got value for what they are paying for. Many are losing confidence and they are already searching for alternative power supply. Here in Ebonyi, we have challenges of overbilling, vandalism and inadequate power supply; so, there is the need to tackle these challenges,” he said.

Speaking earlier, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EEDC, Mr Praveen Chorghede, commended Mr Nwifuru for his support to the company.

Chorghede said the visit was to fine-tune steps at ensuring sustainable development of electricity infrastructure in the state.

“EEDC is committed to reliable and sustainable electricity infrastructure in the entire state, which will ensure more economic growth for the people,” he said.

He noted that the EEDC was currently planning to deliver adequate electricity to its customers in the state in the next three years. He further stated that the EEDC was planning to invest about N247bn in the area.


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