Akure residents protest over failure by BEDC to energise transformer

— They should pay their debt – BEDC spokesperson insists
Dayo Johnson Akure

No fewer than 3000 residents of Parliament Estate Residents Association in Akure, the Ondo State capital have issued a two weeks ultimatum to the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) to energise their transformer or face massive protest.

They said that “the BEDC was provoking them to storm its headquarters in Benin City, the Edo State capital and shut it down.

Displaying various placards, the residents protested through the estate and major streets in the metropolis

The Chairman of the association, Engr. Titus Falana said they contributed money to buy the transformer in 2019 and all efforts to get the BEDC to energise it have failed.

” The BEDC forced us to submit the original receipt of the purchase of the transformer and made us write a letter of willingness to donate the transformer to the power firm as a condition to connect the transformer to…

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