Provide Meters or Surrender License – Protesters Tell EEDC

By Alexander Adejoh

Sequel to an earlier mass protest against the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) by residents of Awka metropolis, January 15, the livid residents again stormed the Awka EEDC Office last Monday, this time, in protest against the failure of the company to fulfill its earlier promise, reports Alexander Adejoh.

The angry protesters paraded through Eke-Awka and environs and eventually burst at the EEDC office along Zik Avenue. They carried placards with various inscriptions to show their disenchantment, amid songs of solidarity.

The demonstration, according to one of the protesters who pleaded anonymity, was as a result of EEDC’s incompetence and inefficiency associated with electricity supply in the district.

‘We came here two weeks ago to complain about the inadequate power supply in our area and the Community Liaison Manager of the company, one Hon Tony Obi, assured us that Awka would begin to enjoy steady power supply in two weeks from then after the new 15KVA transformer was installed.

‘He spoke to us as if he understood our plight. Why should we continue to pay for services that we no longer enjoy?

‘If EEDC fails to keep to our agreement, we will organize ourselves and march to the Governor’s Lodge. This nonsense must stop,’ he said.

Attempts to reach the Management of EEDC were abortive as at press time.