Thousands In Nigeria Protest Three Years Of No Electricity

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Agbarha-Otor community, Ughelli North local government area of Delta State has staged a protest against the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) over power blackout in the last three years.

 

The protest which began on Thursday, entered its second day (Friday), caused gridlock along the Ughelli-Warri section of the ever-busy East-West Road.

 

The residents said they wanted the management of BEDC to immediately restore light to the community.

 

The protesters numbering over 5,000 was said to have barricaded the expressway today (Friday) as early as 8 am to press home their demands, bemoaning what they described as a nonchalant behaviour of the electricity company refusing to carry out repairs on some faulty equipment in the area unless the community offset an alleged N70 million debt.

 

The community, however, debunked the alleged debt and accused BEDC officials of not honouring meetings to ensure power is restored to Agbarha-Otor, 

 

When SaharaReporters contacted BEDC, its officials refused to comment on the issue.

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  • Florence Achukee December 16, 2019 05:07:48 PM
    Quite unfair
  • Ayomide Samuel Aina December 16, 2019 06:13:05 AM
    This is Serious oo Government should find a solution to this
  • Ogoegbunam Christian December 14, 2019 08:24:48 AM
    That is a normal issue here in the east ➡️
  • Peter Daniel December 11, 2019 12:28:59 PM
    And we have government who are suppose to take care of issues like this.
  • ewache benard December 11, 2019 11:15:25 AM
    update post
  • ewache benard December 11, 2019 11:13:42 AM
    good update
  • Sunday Ayobami December 4, 2019 12:20:03 PM
    Nice update
  • Kayode A peter December 3, 2019 09:05:55 AM
    And we have government
  • Feyisara ishola December 2, 2019 02:13:09 PM
    government should kindly do something abt it
  • Nwamana Chukwuemeka December 1, 2019 09:33:18 PM
    As if it will change anything
  • Asu Okey November 29, 2019 11:44:40 AM
    Nice update
  • Ezekiel Emmanuel November 27, 2019 08:09:56 PM
    Pls the government should do something about it
  • Ezekiel Emmanuel November 27, 2019 08:09:51 PM
    Pls the government should do something about it
  • Kalu Joy November 26, 2019 01:51:57 PM
    3 years y did dey wait this long
  • AB Emaikwu November 24, 2019 07:31:20 AM
    Interesting news update candy
  • Shinra tensei November 17, 2019 04:17:43 PM
    action should be taken, our country is really left behind in terms of adequate electricity supply
  • Henry ifeanyi Ogbuu November 14, 2019 01:49:43 AM
    Nawoo 3 years
  • Roqeeb Akorede November 12, 2019 07:41:58 PM
    nice update
  • Emmanuel Ifeanyichukwu November 12, 2019 01:47:25 PM
    Thanks for the update
  • Praise Anuoluwapo November 12, 2019 10:35:24 AM
    Thanks to God
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