The Enugu state House of Assembly on Friday, set up a six man ad hoc committee to conduct a public hearing in each of the senatorial zones in the state over estimated and irregular billings by the Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC.
This followed a motion moved by a member representing Nsukka east federal constituency at the House, Chinedu Nwamba calling for the imposition of a state of emergency on the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC.
The motion was supported by 22 other members of the House.
Meanwhile, residents of Enugu state numbering over 5,000 on Friday, gathered at the state House of Assembly complex to stage a peaceful protest over lack of electricity and high billing by the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC.
Addressing journalists at the Assembly complex, the leader of the group, Barr. Eze Ajuluchukwu said that they had to bring their protest to the state because previous and similar protest staged at the EEDC office yielded no meaningful result.
Among the protesters, was a little boy of about ten years old who carried a placard with the inscription ” EEDC must leave the state” others are aged men and women.
The Assembly noted that EEDC allegedly makes a profit of over 4.8 billion Naira every month from residents of Enugu. They called on other south eastern states to also declare a state of emergency on EEDC.
The ad hoc committee is to be headed by the deputy speaker.
Source: Voice of Nigeria