High rates of vandalism, attacks on workers due to poor power supply – BPE

The Acting Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Dr. Vincent Akpotaire, while on a fact finding visit to the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, said that the high spate of attacks on electricity workers and the rate of vandalism in the power sector are the consequences of high bills and poor power supply across the country, The Punch reports.

The BPE helmsman decried the spate of vandalism of facilities and attacks on employees of power companies across the country and stressed that “these have to do with the gaps in the value chain in terms of tariff, power supply and the willingness of customers to pay, which need to be worked on.”

He therefore enjoined owners of the successor companies of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria to make their rebranding effort to reflect in improved service delivery to consumers in the country. As according to him, no matter their genuine efforts to invest in equipment and infrastructure, “what the Nigerian consumer is concerned with is improved and efficient power supply.”

 

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