Yesterday, civil society, native doctors, communities and electricity consumers gathered in their numbers to protest in Benin city, Edo state against the purported plan to renew the operational license of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).
He also disclosed that “BEDC operational Licence must not be extended or renewed. BPP and NERC cannot be compromised”.
The protesters said, “Today, we are in collaboration with other interest groups and critical stakeholders, reaffirming our stand that the operators of the BEDC do not deserve an extension or renewal of operational licence for a day later than the 31st of October, 2018”.
“We vehemently object to it and sue the BPP and NERC to pursue the happiness of the people whom they swore to serve”.
“The BPP and NERC should not display the posture that suggests that they have been compromised by the DISCOs as Nigerians in Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti states are seriously expectant of the non extension and renewal of the licence of Vigeo Holdings Limited, the operators of the Benin Distribution Company (BEDC)”.