EEDC frowns at attacks on its operations staff in Aba

By AdvocateNews on 15/06/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 3,207


OKEY Nwosu, the Chief Executive Officer, Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), has expressed concern over the incessant attacks on the company’s operational staff members in Aba.

Nwosu made his feelings known during the company’s customers’ forum organised for residents of the commercial city on Friday.

He said that it was wrong for Aba residents to attack the workers in the course of their duties.

He urged electricity consumers in the area to report any misconduct by the company’s staff to the customer care unit or feeder managers for appropriate sanctions.

Nwosu, who was represented at the forum by Mr Frank Ejiofor, the Head of Security, expressed the need for the company and its customers to explore means of settling their differences amicably.

He also expressed concern over the incessant vandalism of the company’s installations in the area.

He said that the company usually recorded between three and four cases of vandalism weekly.

The EEDC’s Head, Health and Safety, Mr Francis Iwu, advised electricity consumers to avoid double-sourcing of power from two transformers to avoid electrocution.

Iwu further advised residents against building houses and planting trees under high tension lines, illegal connection and fusing transformers without EEDC staff.

He also advised landlords to ensure that their buildings were properly earthed before hooking up to the EEDC grid.

The Head of Communication of the company, Mr Emeka Eze, said that the company was collaborating with meter asset providers for smooth metering of their customers.

Eze also said that prepaid meter forms would be made available for interested customers by Monday, June 17.

In their reactions, a cross-section of the customers listed some of the challenges facing them.

Mr Nnenna Njoku, a customer from Owerrinta, complained about crazy bills and inability of the company to attend promptly to complaints by electricity consumers in the area.

Also, Chief Alphonsus Udeigbo, President-General, Aba Landlord’s Protection and Development Association, compalined that Aba residents were not being treated fairly by the company.

Udeigbo urged the company to ensure the provision of regular power supply to the city to encourage businesses to grow. (NAN)

Posted 15/06/2019 06:19:12 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Gunmen kill nine people in Benue --Police

Maina on the run again

‘Mainagate’: One scandal too many for Buhari’s govt,...

Keyamo kicks off campaign, says Buhari fit for...

The Economist predicts victory for Atiku in 2019...

Power generation drops to 3,456MW

Saraki faults INEC for declaring Osun guber inconclusive,...

2019 Budget: Lawmakers boo Buhari, scream ‘no!’ as...

Gunmen kill, set corpse, car of Catholic priest...

Buhari’s UK trip: PDP cries wolf where there’s...

Zuckerberg sees ‘progress’ for Facebook after ‘tumultuous’ year...

Ganduje signs Kano State Emir's appointment and deposition...

 

Latest News Tension in Rivers as gunmen kill PDP, APC leaders Hope Uzodima arrested, detained in India UNGA: PDP tasks Buhari to address EU, AU reports on 2019 polls IBB charges the Igbos to promote Nigeria unity Atiku writes Nigerians, seeks more support for Supreme Court victory Belema Oil President assures OML-25 Host Communities of cooperation Alleged Port Harcourt serial killer confesses gory episode Suspend deposit charges, consult stakeholders, Reps tell CBN IG backs talks with bandits, says it's like Niger Delta militants’ dialogue How journalists can use social media platforms to promote peace — GOCOP President Air Peace flies home another 314 Nigerians from South Africa Police arrest alleged serial killer in Port Harcourt

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (14,217 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (13,987 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (13,200 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (12,168 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (11,237 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (11,014 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (10,988 views) Israel serves quit notice to African illegal migrants (10,627 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (10,006 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (9,711 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (9,567 views) NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (9,518 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (1,667) EDITORIAL (8) POLITICS (432) SOCIETY (111) SPORTS (22) BUSINESS (277) HEALTH (17) EDUCATION (24) ENTERTAINMENT (12) INTERNATIONAL (37) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (13)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands