Electricity customers and the general public have been advice to desist from every action capable of causing fire outbreak on the power installations of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company and properties belonging to members of the public especially this harmattan period.
The advice was conveyed in a release to newsmen over the weekend by the Head of Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh.
Ezeh made the call even as he recounted the losses EEDC and some members of the public suffered over the years due to the uncontrolled and unsafe activities carried out by some persons during the dry season.
“Last year, we lost over five transformers (with the Feeder pillars and other accessories) and spans of aluminum cables to bush burning; while properties, houses and farm lands belonging to some individuals were not left out”, Ezeh added.
The harmattan season is a period when the bushes, trees, farmlands and other objects get dry and can easily go up in flames at the slightest opportunity or exposure.
“Most of our transformers are located within residential areas and in some cases near farmlands and bushes, and are always at risk when engulfed by fire”.
Ezeh therefore warned those who engage in the use of fireworks popularly known as “knockout” during Yuletide to be cautious while doing this. He further admonished smokers who usually drop remnants of their cigarettes where there are combustible materials to desist from their action, going forward.
He further called on parents and guardians to admonish their children and wards against the act of throwing firecrackers at random this harmattan season, so they don’t incur avoidable expenses for them in the event of any mishap.
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