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Imo assembly urges EEDC to restore light to communities

The Imo State House of Assembly wants the state government to take urgent steps to restore the people of Ideato North and South local government areas of the state to the national grid after nine years of a blackout.

This followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by the representative of Ideato North Constituency Chief Arthur Egwim by the house during a plenary in Owerri.

Chief Egwim while presenting the motion told the parliament that the two council areas known as Ideato nation had continued to suffer untold hardship while leaders from the areas have come under severe attacks by youths due to alleged inability to get the attention of the EEDC.

He explained that small scale businesses in the areas had collapsed and industries relocated to neighbouring state due to absence of public power supply.

Chief Egwim regretted that despite efforts to get the EEDC and past administrations in the state to come to the rescue of his constituents respite was yet to come their way.

The representative of Isu constituency Mrs Ngozi Obiefule while supporting the motion urged the house to summon the management of the EEDC to also explain the alleged refusal of EEDC to energize a transformer donated and installed by a philanthropist in her constituency.

The house later resolved to invite top management of the EEDC for interface with a view to finding ways of resolving electricity related issues in many parts of the state.

Radio Nigeria reports that sixty four communities in Ideato north and south were thrown into darkness as a result of road construction that was carried out in the areas which affected electricity installations.

Chinazo Ilechukwu

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