Native doctors, civil societies and residents at large living in benin city, today, in a solidarity movement came out in their numbers to protest the purported plan to renew the operational license of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).
The Public Relations Officer of the Edo State Civil Society Organizations (EDOSCO), Osaze Edigin said the peaceful demonstration which will last for three days is to draw the BPE attention to the “incompetence of the distribution company.”
According to the PRO, the Performance Agreement the company entered with the Federal Government elapses on the 31st of October, 2018 and not the proposed extension of December, 2019 by the BPP.
He further disclosed that “BEDC operational Licence must not be extended or renewed as they have not fufiled their aim of existence since taking over some years ago.
BPP and NERC cannot be compromised” He said.
It was also learnt that the heavy presence of some native doctors was felt as they too came out in the numbers to join the protest.