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Delta community protest against epileptic power supply by BEDC

*Orerokpe community, Delta State.

Lucky Omas

03 November 2018, Sweetcrude, Warri, Delta State — Orerokpe community, Okpe local government area has denounced Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC for epileptic power supply to the area.

Protesters stormed the street with placards reading’ “BEDC is a fraud, no light yet bills”, “We reject bills for no power”, “ Give us electricity”, Orerokpe has been in darkness for too long “.

They later marched to the premises of the electricity firm in the area, handing it a seven days ultimatum to resolve the power problem.

Chairman of the community, Mr. Milverton Enajeror also berated the electricity distribution firm for deliberately refusing to install pre-paid meters in the community so they continue to slam the residents’ outrageous bills.

“You can’t ask us to pay between N8 to 10,000 monthly as a bill for power we did not consume. We are asking that prepaid meters be supplied to the community to put an end to these high bills we are forced to pay.”

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