Residents Thank BEDC For Improved Power Supply, Urges Extention To Other Towns

RESIDENTS of Asaba, the Delta State capital, have thanked the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) for improved power supply in the metropolis in recent time.
A cross section of the people gave the kudos in a chat with The Pointer yesterday while speaking on the improved power situation in Asaba.
According to Mrs. Angela Okonkwo, a housewife who resides at Infant Jesus Street, the truth of the matter is that power supply to her area has improved and that things have improved as she can now store things in her refrigerator.
She appealed to BEDC to sustain the tempo and improve on it for the general good of all.
In the same vein, Mr. Okoro Emuakpo, a welder on the Okpanam Road axis of the capital city, commended BEDC for the improved power supply adding that it has reduced cost in his work.
According to him “before now, I use to buy diesel of about N5,000.00 daily and now, I can save such money for myself and take good care of my family”
There was a time, I bought diesel for complete three months without BEDC restoring power to the area and that made many of my customers not to patronize me, he said.
Also, Mr. Stanley Obioma, a barbing saloon operator in Umuezei area of the town, said, we are really enjoying power supply now, before I charge N300.00 per hair cut but due to the improvement in power supply, I reduced it to N200.00 because I am no more spending money to buy fuel to power my generator.
On behalf of residents of this area, I thank BEDC for improved power supply and urged them to overcome all their challenges so that we can enjoy regular power supply.
Others who spoke lauded BEDC for commencing power supply and distribution from the Asaba 330KV step down substation on Ibusa Road adding that it has positively affected power supply to the capital city.
They appealed to BEDC and National Electricity Regulatory Agency to do all within their powers to extend power supply to neighbouring towns like Ibusa, Ogwashi-Uku, Illah etc.
The respondents pointed out that if power supply is extended to those areas, it will help create jobs and solve the issue of accommodation that is gradually affecting Asaba due to the influx of persons from all parts of the country.
According to them “we must thank BEDC for this improvement, but we must appeal to the company to sustain the feat, so that we don’t go back to old days of total blackout” they maintained”