Paying for darkness in Delta


Feyisetan Akeeb Kareem, Coordinator, Committee for Defence of Human Rights, Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State: We the residents of Ukwu-Oji Quarters in Ogwashi-Ukwu Town in Delta State are appealing to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and the Consumer Protection Council to come to our aid because we hardly see electricity supply to use yet the Benin Electricity Distribution Company keeps bringing estimated bills of power supply that we did not consume and expecting us to pay for them.

We have brought to their attention several times that the transformer that powers the area is faulty because it always explodes every time they supply power. We have cause to believe that the transformer is overloaded because it is an old transformer that was carrying a few houses before new houses started springing up in the area and we suggested that BEDC got an additional transformer for the area but all appeals fell on deaf ears.

We are appealing that you intervene because we cannot continue paying for estimated bills for power supply not consumed. We are writing to notify NERC of this otherwise we would mobilise the youths to protest against this wickedness. We cannot continue paying for darkness.


Credit (The Punch)