EEDC Collapses Amidst Calls For Revocation Of Licences Due To Scams


By Adadainfo

Barely 12 hours after the Ndigbo Unity Forum described DISCOs as scammers, the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has collapsed.

It collapsed at 10:51am today, 26th September, 2022, according to EEDC’s head of Corporate Communications, Mr Emeka Eze, in a release.

He said, “This has resulted in the loss of supply currently being experienced across the network.

“Due to this development, all our interface TCN stations are out of supply, and we are unable to provide service to our customers in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States.

“We are on standby awaiting detailed information of the collapse and restoration of supply from the National Control Centre (NCC), Osogbo.”

Recall that the Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), in a statement through its national president, Dede Uzor A. Uzor, said ‘there is nothing electricity distribution companies provide for Nigeria except to exploit them by charging exorbitant cum crazy bills and manipulated prepaid billing system’.

The forum alleged that the DISCOs recently introduced fast reading metres by replacing the old ones, while they refused to metre those people ‘who are still in estimated billings so that they can continue to exploit them’.

The forum regretted that Ndigbo were made to ‘bear the brunt of replacing packed-up transformers, damaged parts and pay for the services rendered by staff or agents of DISCOs under duress and exploitations’.

It said, “Sometimes, there would be no light for several days, weeks and months due minor faults.

“DISCOs have become conduit pipe and an avenue through which consumers are being exploited by privileged few.”

The group called on the federal government to develop other sources of generating power, such as solar as well as allow companies, organisations and individuals ‘who can generate their own power to do so and distribute without facing unnecessary bottlenecks from the system’.

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