A port Harcourt Resident and a youth activist, Charles Jaja is appealing to the management of Port Harcourt Electricity distribution company, PHEDC to provide personal protective equipment for their staff distributing bills to various communities.
Charles Jaja told our correspondent that it is wrong for PHEDC staff to approach other members of the public without dully covered against covid19.
He said it is very unfortunate that institutions like PHEDC is carrying with their activities without due diligence to the fight against Covid19 in River state. ‘’If not why should a staff of PHEDC be seen in people’s residence, disconnecting power? Even engage in heated arguments with customers at close range without wearing face mask, hand gloves or simply washing of hand or sanitizers in their hand bags? He said in my own opinion PHEDC may be possible carriers of Covid19 as their activities of Door to door movement portends danger to the residents of the state’’
He also appealed to the authorities to do the needful so as to protect the lives of their staff and that of the citizens. If they insist they must do their work, they must be properly schooled to the times and seasons we are living in because their activities can constitute great nuisance to the people of the state he added
He quarried why PHEDC will be distributing bills despite the two-month electricity bill waiver granted to citizens by the federal government