Saturday, 5 February 2022

Power Situation to Improve in C'River as Commissioner for Power and DG SEA Makes Case for C'Riverians

In recent times, Cross Riverians have had reasons to complain about the epileptic nature of power supply to their homes coupled with high tariff, but all these may soon be in the past as the duo of Victor Agwu and Stanley Insemo, Cross River State Commissioner for power and Director General, State Electrification Agency, SEA respectively had approached management of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHED and a common solution was reached to alleviate the situation.

Speaking on the ongoing disagreement between Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution, PHED and electricity consumers in the Calabar metropolis during a meeting convened by Agwu, alongside Nsemo, with stakeholders in the electricity cluster to resolve all the issues raised by consumers, the Commissioner informed that Cross Riverians are not satisfied with the quality of services the company is rendering with several complaints made to his office about the poor state of electricity supply in the state hence the need for the meeting.

Agwu stressed that as a responsible government, the Ayade administration will never shirk its duty to the citizens hence his office intervened to tackle the poor treatment consumers are getting from PHED.

On his part, Nsemo told the PHED delegation to the meeting that "most of the complaint we are getting is frustrating because we are hearing this is a deliberate act by PHED and not due to any faults from your installations, so it is pertinent to sit down with you and understand why this is happening".

Responding, Collins Igwe who spoke on behalf of PHED apologized for the ugly experience electricity consumers in the state are encountering but decried the poor response to bill payments by them.

According to him, "PHED is a business and businesses need revenue to survive and stay afloat, therefore we encourage all our customers to pay their bills and promptly too to enable PHED to serve them better"