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Supply electricity or be kicked out of South East – IPOB to EEDC

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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the poor supply of electricity by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, in the South East.

The pro-Biafea group equally condemned outrageous bills imposed on consumers in the region, and warned that the EEDC risks being kicked out of the South East.

IPOB accused EEDC of regularly increasing the electricity bill without providing light to the people.

In a statement released on Monday, IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, said: “If EEDC can’t provide light or stop extortion in their billing system, it should be kicked out of the South East Region permanently and replaced.

“We don’t see where an electricity distribution company will not provide light, yet keep increasing electric bills every month. Other electricity distribution companies in other regions of Nigeria are providing more reliable electricity, unlike EEDC.

“The company is bent on starving the South Eastern region of electricity at the same time impoverishing Ndigbo by outrageous electricity bills. EEDC is not keeping the light on, yet they keep increasing the bill for the people monthly. Ndigbo are paying for the light they are not consuming.

“The wicked electricity billing or extortion and non-supply of electricity in the South East should no longer be acceptable.

“South East Governors should be serious in providing good services and a conducive investment environment in our region for our people to continue to invest and grow their businesses. Governors should take advantage of the recent electricity reform by the Federal Government of Nigeria and kick EEDC out of every state.

“The electricity reform has given each state power to generate and distribute electricity. South East Governors are free by law to bring more reliable electricity companies to come and invest and provide quality, reliable, and affordable electricity to Ndigbo.

“By now, one would have expected that the South East Governors would have summoned EEDC over the abysmal supply of light and outrageous billing.

“Particularly now that the economic situation in Nigeria is biting so hard on everyone, Governors should ensure that they reduce the suffering of Ndigbo that includes provision of reliable and affordable electricity.”

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