EEDC Blames Abandoned NIPP Project for Darkness in Orlu Zone

As Deputy Speaker promises to intervene

As Deputy Speaker promises to intervene

The Imo State Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ugonna Ozurigbo has promised to ensure that the issue of darkness due to the inability of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company to provide electricity to the people of Orlu Zone will soon become a thing of the past.

He made this known when he led a delegation of the Imo State House Assembly to the Orlu Zonal District of the EEDC.
The proactive lawmaker informed the district head that the issue of electricity has given him sleepless nights, as his community has not seen light for over 3 years.

The Nwangele constituency representative made it known that he footed the electricity bills of his community until the unsteady electricity became totally redundant, for which reason his community advised him to quit paying for electricity that wasn’t forthcoming.

He added that he had made personal efforts to ensure that the electricity was restored, but his efforts where all in vain.
Continuing, he stated that he made frantic efforts with the aid of well meaning individuals in his community to ensure that transformers, electric poles, cables and all the necessary materials needed to help provide electricity were made available, yet the staff of the electricity company demanded the sum of 3 million naira before they could restore light in the area.

Furthermore, he thanked the Hon. Arthur Egwim for deeming it necessary to put forward a motion which sought to question the activities of the EEDC in regards to the poor electricity in his constituency a, motion which members from Orlu zone keyed into and resolved to visit the Orlu district.

The network manager and head of the Orlu district Engr. Mike Ugwu after listening to the depositions of the lawmakers explained that the electricity issue wasn’t totally their fault.

Engr Ugwu made this known while taking the lawmakers on a tour of a gigantic NIPP project which was abandoned by the contractor at about 90% completion.

The lawmakers requested for the necessary information on the contract so as to use every available legislative tool to bring the contractor back to site to complete the project.

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