The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company,PHED received a disturbing report at about 21:04pm last night, that some group of persons known as Oyigbo Youth had shut down Afam Transmission lines thereby throwing the entire Port Harcourt and indeed Rivers State into darkness
The youth in their erroneous belief took laws into their hands and marched in their numbers to the @TCN_NIGERIA Station, forcing the operators to shut down supply without observing safety measures .
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It will be recalled that PHED had held several meetings with their leadership, enlightening the community on load allocation formula from the National Grid and the need for PHED to apply systematic load shedding in order to accommodate all its customers.
All these attempts have proved futile as Oyigbo youth insisted on a- 24 hour supply,a situation that negates the effort of PHED in ensuring equitable distribution of of supply to its numerous customers.
Added to this, is the worsening situation of non-payment of electricity bill by the community with the majority seeing electricity as a social service.
As at July 2020, the debt profile in Afam Community owes PHED over billions of naira since inception.
The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution,Plc (PHED) condemns in its entirety, and hereby, draws the attention of the law enforcement agencies in particular and the @riversstategov to come to the aid of PHED and the good people of the state.
to intervene and put a final stop to this frequent disruption of power distribution to customers at the slightest power challenge in the State.
Chioma Aninwe ,
For:Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc