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Residents groan as EEDC disconnects buildings along power lines



Disconnection of buildings along power lines in the Southeast by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) triggered lamentations yesterday.

The distribution company had, last year, issued a statement advising her customers and the general public against putting up structures and carrying out business activities within power line’s Right of Way (ROW).

But the latest action, which took officials of the company to various parts of Enugu, including the popular Independence Layout, Ugwuaji, Abakpa, Emene, among others, was in compliance with the directive by the Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) to distribution companies (Discos) to disconnect power supply to all structures that violate the power line ROW.

Residents of the affected areas, yesterday, saw EEDC officials disconnecting them from public supply.

The Guardian, Thursday 21, February.

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