Thursday , September 24 2020

Yuletide Power Outage: Obaseki Describes BEDC’s Excuse as Flimsy, Unacceptable …Appeals to Buhari to revoke operational licence of power firm

Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has again decried the gross inefficiency of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) in providing stable electricity for residents of the state, who will celebrate Christmas and the New Year festivities in darkness.

Obaseki said Edo people deserve a better service provider than BEDC, more so, considering the fact that Edo State is host to Azura Power plant which generates over 700MW of electricity to the national grid.

“At a time families should be enjoying uninterrupted electricity supply as they celebrate Christmas and New Year in the state, BEDC is again unable to live up to the minimum expectation of providing electricity.

“No excuse is good enough for the abysmal failure of BEDC and we appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to without delay, revoke the operational licence of BEDC and rescue Edo people and residents from the crappy service being delivered to our people who are harassed weekly by BEDC to pay for electricity that it did not supply,” Obaseki said.

He lamented that “Forcing electricity consumers to pay for services they did not enjoy with estimated bills is tantamount to corruption, which the Buhari-led government is committed to nipping in the bud.”

Obaseki wondered why Nigerians in Borno and Kaduna states are celebrating uninterrupted power supply yet, Edo people are in unending darkness.

The governor, further said that much as he is not a believer in conspiracy theories, he is however constrained to believe that BEDC is on a mission to sabotage the developmental efforts of his administration.

“There can be no better time to enjoy electricity than during the Christmas holiday and only an enemy of progress will make Edo people spend the holidays in darkness,” the governor emphasised.

He expressed his regrets over the unnecessary sufferings associated with celebrating the holiday period in BEDC-induced darkness and assured that his administration will continue to work for better deals across all sectors of the state.


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  1. Talking about conspiracy theories…….

    In the 19th century, the British invasion of the Benin Kingdom/empire saw the end of an evolutionary Black aborigines culture and their civilization. The British bastardized the people and exiled their king.

    In the 20th century, the British along with their proxies, killed the Oba, where he was exiled to facilitate the creation of a master/slave contraption called Nigeria. Protectorates, regions and then states emerged to further denigrate the people and turned them against one another.

    Now in the 21st century, the British using their proxies once again to make sure the people never see light to realize their dreams. They know with electricity power, the dormant potent civilization of the Edo/Benin kingdom will once again come back alive. It must be contained, they feared…..

    How come the country have states that protest for having too much electricity supply, after all, they don’t want/need that much power been forced on them!!! Then you have states that even go out of their way to generate power to meet their industrial needs and yet denied what is theirs.

    Nigeria is long dead – from the inside out. Start using that brain of yours…….

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