BEDC connects Edo community
The management of BEDC Electricity PLC says it has connected Oke-irhue, an agrarian community in the Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State to the national grid for the first time in its existence.
The distribution company, which made this known in a statement on Monday, said the connection of Okeirhue to the national grid on Sunday was to demonstrate the BEDC’S resolve to partner communities without electricity in addressing their challenge.
“BEDC’S powering of the community put an end to the travail of some members of the community who over the years had relied solely on generator as the only source of power,” the statement read.
President General of the Oke-irhue Community General Assembly, Mr Douglas Agbonleni, commended members of the community and the electricity committee for their patience, commitment and cooperation in ensuring that the project became a reality and urged them to guide “this noble project jealously against the activities of vandals.”