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IYC, Others Protest Against Poor Power Supply In Bayelsa

Dorah Msele

Oct. 04, 2019

Yenagoa – Members of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Central Zone, in collaboration with other concerned citizens in Bayelsa State on Friday, embarked on a peaceful protest in Yenagoa against epileptic electricity supply and other related issues by the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED).
The protesters, who started their march from the Ijaw House on the Sani Abacha Expressway and terminated at the PHED office in Opolo along the Isaac Boro Expressway, were led by the Chairman of IYC, Central Zone, Kennedy Olorogun.
They expressed displeasure over what they described as “horrible power supply” in the state.
They equally asked the PHED to “pack out of Bayelsa” if it was not prepared to do the right thing regarding power supply to residents.
The protest followed the expiration of a 30-day ultimatum the IYC handed to the electricity distribution firm to address the issues of exorbitant estimated billing, rationing and lack of power supply.
At the PHED office, Olorogun accused the company of “playing politics with electricity supply in the state.”
Another concerned citizen, Sunny Pere, regretted that Bayelsans had experienced blackout for many years now.
The representative of PHED, who identified himself as Engineer Nwachukwu, promised that the company would improve on the power situation.
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