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Group threatens court action over comments against PHCN

By Emma Arubi
WARRI — A group, Initiative for Better Power Supply (IBPS), has threatened to drag the Coalition of Residence and Business Associations of Nigeria (CRBN) to court over alleged incitement of Nigerians against Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

The IBPS, a non-governmental organisation committed to improved power supply in the country, also charged Nigerians to be patient with the PHCN in its quest for improved power supply.

It also urged Nigerians to be patriotic and protect PHCN installation anywhere they are located in the country.
National Co-ordinator of IBPS, Mr. Don Emmanuel Onose, gave the charge in Warri, Delta State, in a chat with newsmen, yesterday.

He explained that, “no matter the supply situation, it was wrong for the Coalition of Residence and Business Associations of Nigeria (CRBN) to advocate non-payment of PHCN bills by Nigerians, as it amounts to undue incitement of Nigerians against a constituted government parastatal.”

Onose threatened to drag the CRBN to court for the irresponsible action and advised Nigerians to explore the customers services department of the PHNC to resolve any dispute arising from their operations, adding PHCN have faces challenges.
According to him, the challenges confronting PHCN are daunting but surmountable and assured that with time, the hydra headed problems would certainly be a thing of the past.

He likened PHCN troubles to that in the political landscape and electoral field where, through concerted efforts, fruitful but little benefits were being witnessed at present.

He appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the organization and pay their bills regularly to enable it improve services to Nigerians.

The CRBN had last week urged the general public and companies to stop paying PHCN bills for rendering no service.
It also blamed the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) for being docile and impotent in the face of alleged massive fraud being perpetrated against the people through the estimated bills by the PHCN throughout the country.


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