BEDC con­nects Edo com­mu­nity

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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.”

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