Worried by the incessant crisis between the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC and residents of the state over power outage and over billing, the Edo State House of Assembly, yesterday, organised a stakeholders meeting to find solutions to the problems, Vanguard reports.

Speaker of the House, Mr Justin Okonobo, said that the stakeholders meeting became inevitable after some BEDC officials were beaten up in some communities, just as he urged the company to provide meters for every home in the state so as to avoid unnecessary fracas with their customers.

The Managing Director/CEO of BEDC, who was represented by the Executive Director Commercial, Mr Abu Ejoor, expressed optimism that the meeting will essentially close the gap in communication between the BEDC and its customers and stakeholders, assuring of their readiness to continue to provide “improved service delivery while we urge customers to pay their bills and stop beating up our staff.”