BEDC and Edo govt strategise on boosting power supply to communities


The Edo State Government has come up with a devised strategy to make sure its residents get sufficient electricity supply to boost socio-economic activities, Spark reports.

The state mentioned that the strategy is being perfected with the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC). This development was disclosed by the Head, Local Government Administration, Uhunmwode Local Government Area, (LGA), Mr. Anthony Osa Kaduna Eboigbodin.

Mr Osa Eboigbodin said that in the state, there are three intervention areas to be addressed, which include, “communities with adequate infrastructure but disagreements with the BEDC and its officials; communities with damaged infrastructure that needs to be fixed and far flung communities without infrastructure.”

He said measures are being taken to address the issues of the different communities, and that the state government has constituted a committee, which members include all 18 commissioners in the state. Other members of the committee, according to him, include Heads of Local Government Administrations and officials of BEDC.