Home / Breaking News / PHED Set to Improve Power Supply in Itu
PHED Set to Improve Power Supply in Itu

PHED Set to Improve Power Supply in Itu

By Glory Eyo

The good people of Itu Local Government Area have reached an agreement with the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution (PHED) company to ensure the restoration of constant power supply in the area.

Making this known to newsmen was at the summoning of the PHED and other transmitting and distributing power agents in the area in the palace of the Paramount Ruler of Itu, His Royal Majesty, Edidem (Dr.) Edet Akpan Inyang by youths in Itu local government area led by the Youth President of West Itam, Obong Ubong Akpan. Expressing their rage over what they described as perpetual blackout in Itu, the six clan and 19 villages representatives sought for solution from the PHED as they declared their readiness to remedy the ugly situation.

In his remarks, the Manager, Corporate Commission of (PHED), Mr. John Onyi apologized over the incidence while also stating the crux of the problem to include non-payment of bill by the people, excessive use of the power and barricading of power stations by villagers. Mr. Onyi who also disclosed to the people the effect of 24/7 light to the machine pointed out that the machine cannot serve the entire customer at the same time, he read out the scheduling of light to all their customers to the people as he promised to normalized the system at the end of the meeting.

Itu people who were wearing responsive looks as a result of the proposed remedy measures proffered as both parties resolved to set a committee to deliberate on issue of metering, billing, duration of supply and installation of damaged electrical equipment as contained in the communiqué signed by their representative.

On his part, the Executive Chairman of  Itu Local Government Area, Barr. Etetim Onuk who lend his voice to the matter, appreciated the peaceful atmosphere at the meeting advised the people to respond positively to the agreement reached to ensure that Itu people are given the best of power supply, “I thank God for the success of the meeting and the comportment of our youths to arrive at this conclusion. I believe that God will help all us to adhere to the agreement and act maturely for the betterment of the good people of Itu”.

While also commenting on the calm disposition of the meeting, Paramount Ruler of Itu local government area, His Royal Majesty, Edidem Edet Akpan Inyang who early addressed the people said he was highly impressed by the conduct of the youths and chiefs towards the visitors. Edidem Inyang            however poured encomiums on the youth leader, Mr. Akpan for the initiative of writing to PHED, NERC and TCN with the aim of rescuing his people from darkness as he said, “when you toy with power, you toy with the future of a nation”. The Royal Father who spoke the minds of the six clan heads and the 19 village heads of Itu said they will always stand by the youths on anything concerning the growth and development of their land.

Speaking to Century Newsfront, the youth leader, Mr. Akpan said he is interested in the happiness of his people and will continue to do anything possible to ensure that the people are not trampled upon. He however thanked the royal fathers for honouring his initiative, the chairman for his encouragement and support and the PHED, TCN, NERC for the quick response to the letter. Ubong also used the opportunity to appeal to the youths to act responsibly and wisely in any situation in order not to take laws in their hands. 

Hits: 0

About admin

Leave a Reply

Scroll To Top