As requested by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), leaders of Ondo South district yesterday submitted evidence to substantiate their claim that the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) illegally disconnected their four local governments from the national grid, The Guardian reports.

According to a statement, the indigenes, under the aegis of Bring Back Our Light (BBOL), had complained to NERC that BEDC disconnected the entire Okitipupa, Irele, Ese-Odo and Ilaje local government areas from the national grid since 2014 despite having numerous electricity consumers who are not indebted to the company and are with proof of tariff payment.

Following the submission of the evidence, NERC yesterday summoned a meeting of all the stakeholders, including BEDC to her office in Abuja on July 6, 2019 with a view to finding a lasting solution to the crisis.