Civil society, communities and
electricity consumers gathered in their numbers to protest in Benin city, Edo State against the purported plan to renew the
operational license of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).
The Public Relations Officer of the Edo State Civil Society Organizations (EDOSCO), Osaze
Edigin said the peaceful demonstration which will last for three days is to draw the BPE
attention to the “incompetence of the distribution company.”
Osaze said the Performance Agreement the company entered with the Federal Government
elapses on the 31st of October, 2018 and not the proposed extension of December, 2019 by
He further disclosed that “BEDC operational Licence must not be extended or renewed.BPP and NERC cannot be compromised”.
“We vehemently object to it and sue the BPP and NERC to pursue the happiness of the people whom they swore to serve”.
Nigerians in Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti states are seriously
expectant of the non extension and renewal of the licence of Vigeo Holdings Limited, the
operators of (BEDC)”.
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