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Business - July 27, 2020

EEDC appeals for vigilance over rising rate of vandalism

Three apprehended vandals of EEDC properties caught in action.

Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has called on its customers to be more vigilant in ensuring that the installations serving them are not vandalized.

This call resulted from the rising cases of vandalism within the EEDC network.

Emeka Ezeh, Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC, who made this known to newsmen in Enugu on Sunday, regretted the way and manner power facilities belonging to EEDC are being vandalized across its network.

Ezeh said that this negative trend is not only affecting the organization’s finances, but adversely impacting the quality of services to customers who are subjected to darkness and untold hardship whenever the electrical installations serving them are vandalised.

According to Ezeh, the company records cases of vandalism of its electrical installations almost on a daily basis, and this ranges from armoured cables, feeder pillar units, transformer oil, etc.

“We have been recording cases of vandalism almost on a daily basis across the network, and this should not be allowed to continue”

In some cases, investigations have led to the recovery of vandalized items at the residence of these vandals who happen to live among other tenants.

“We therefore appeal to our customers to be more vigilant, ensure that the electrical installations within their neighbourhood are not attacked, and also report any suspected activity to the nearest police station”

It was also gathered that EEDC has intensified effort in its engagement with critical stakeholders to forestall this ugly trend. These include the traditional rulers, President Generals, Vigilante Groups as well as the government security agencies such as the Nigerian Police Force, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nigerian Army.

Ezeh acknowledged that the vigilante groups have been quite helpful in apprehending some of the vandals who are currently in Police net awaiting prosecution. It is also on record that some convicted vandals are also serving their terms in the various Correctional Centers.

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