I am using this opportunity to appeal to the Delta State government, and the management of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), which is in charge of the supply of electricity to Ogwuashi-Ikwu in Aniocha South local government area, to come to our aid.
For the past 11 years, residents of Ogwuashi-Ukwu and the entire Aniocha South have been living in darkness. Before the coming on board of BEDC, officials of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) refused to repair the faulty transformers, or erect fallen electricity poles, and for several years, the area was without electricity. Even when the BEDC took over the reins of PHCN, nothing has changed, and here we are, still crying of lack of electricity supply.
I want to say that students of the Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwuashi-Ukwu are the worst-hit, as well as those whose businesses rely on power.
I am, therefore, calling on the state government and BEDC to help us out as it is not easy living in darkness.
- Ngozi Osodi,