By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA —A coalition of human rights groups operating in the South East geopolitical zone has called on the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, to improve power supply in the zone, urging the federal government to revoke the company’s licence if it could no longer serve the people well.
The coalition, made up of 13 human rights bodies, in a letter to the minister of power, works and housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, observed that the services of EEDC had become so poor that electricity consumers were becoming restless throughout the zone.
The letter to the minister read: “We are strongly calling on the Federal Government of Nigeria and its Ministry of Power, manned by Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, to revoke the operating license granted to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, for failing woefully to improve and revolutionalize power distribution in Southeast Nigeria.
“There have been rampant cases of illegal disconnections, crazy billing systems and operating with thugs among others around Ogbaru business district and the entire southeast.
“We are also strongly calling for immediate investigation and dismissal of present Ogbaru, Onitsha and Ogidi Network Managers of the EEDC and their subordinate senior managers in charge of marketing, billing, operations, network expansion or distribution.