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Energy minimize in Abuja’s Bwari Space Council is deliberate – AEDC

The Abuja Electrical energy Distribution Firm, AEDC, has confirmed that energy minimize in Bwari Space Council of the Federal Capital Territory, FTC, was a deliberate act to punish these bypassing using pre-paid metres.

That is coming following a protest letter despatched to DAILY POST by a bunch of Involved Landlords within the Space Council.

Within the letter signed by the Secretary of the group, Benjamin Otene, the erratic nature of energy provide within the Space Council together with Ushafa, Jigo, Kpambara, Dutsen, and another areas of the council was changing into insufferable.

They additional alleged that they had been being punished over what isn’t any fault of theirs as data of their disposal has it that the Space Supervisor, Mr Simeone Omebe has vowed to take care of residents of the council space over the actions of bypassers.

The letter alleged thus, ” We gathered that the ability drawback we’re experiencing is intentionally aimed toward punishing us over the actions of bypassers. We had been instructed that the Space Supervisor, one Simeone Omebe has vowed to deal decisively with all residents of the Space Council if some individuals proceed to bypass their pre-paid metres.

” Clearly, that is no fault of ours. As accountable landlords, we’ve got by no means been engaged in such unlawful act. We don’t subscribe to such, so why are we being punished for no fault of ours?” they requested.

The Landlords additional alleged that Omebe had ”intelligently” programmed distribution in such a manner that the sunshine turns into ineffective each time it’s equipped.

”The sunshine just isn’t even helpful inside the hours he claims he provides. As an example, because the previous one month, he made positive individuals had already gone to mattress earlier than energy is restored and energy goes off once more round 3am to 4am. What sort of mild is that? Are we paying for mild for use in our desires? This, to us is illegitimate and wickedness at its peak,” they confused.

The group known as on the AEDC to discover a higher method to take care of bypassers and to not punish accountable people who find themselves devoted to paying their payments.

They threatened to take up a case towards the AEDC ought to this be allowed to proceed.

In the meantime, DAILY POST’s unbiased investigation confirmed that energy in Ushafa, Dutsen, Jigo, Kpambara, and a bunch of different areas within the Space Council are being timed towards the height hour utilization.

Regardless of the data divulged to our correspondent by an insider supply who confirmed the timing, our correspondent relocated to Ushafa for a number of days to watch the ability scenario.

For one full week of the monitoring, our correspondent noticed the alleged energy minimize as residents are normally left stranded as from 4pm when individuals are returning residence from work. The ability just isn’t all the time restored till midnight when everybody had gone to mattress.

It was noticed that the system will robotically journey off as early as 4am the following day.

DAILY POST noticed the frustration of residents who whereas lamenting mentioned that it had by no means been this dangerous within the Space Council.

A resident who pleaded nameless instructed DAILY POST that AEDC was taking clients as a right with their new method. He mentioned, ”how are you going to punish harmless individuals for the sins of some others?”

When DAILY POST reached the Space Supervisor, Mr Simeone Omebe, he admitted reducing provides because of the actions of bypassers, however argued that Nigerians are by no means glad even when they’re given 24 hours energy provide.

He mentioned, ” Simply take for instance, you might be producing energy value N150 million and you might be gathering about N50 million, are you gaining or dropping? Is {that a} good enterprise?

“In New Jerusalem by zone four in Dutsen, the 58 individuals I caught for bypass, as I converse to you, they’re but to pay their fines. In the event you go there now, you will note individuals hanging wires illegally.”

However when DAILY POST requested additional to know if AEDC doesn’t have related legal guidelines or measures in place to prosecute these bypassing, he mentioned ” which measures now?”

When our correspondent requested if AEDC was bereft of concepts other than reducing provides, he mentioned he was having a gathering with group stakeholders over the problem, assuring that as quickly because the individuals signal an endeavor that they received’t enable bypassing, he would return them to the glory days of affordable energy provide, promising to ask our correspondent to the assembly.

In line with him, ”I’m having a gathering with Ushafa individuals this weekend. As soon as they agree that they received’t enable bypassers to proceed their unlawful actions, energy will probably be restored absolutely. I’ll let you already know so you’ll be able to be part of us on the assembly.”

However Mr Omebe didn’t invite DAILY POST to the assembly as promised. When DAILY POST known as for a observe on the end result of the assembly, he merely mentioned ” We had the assembly.” When requested if the ability concern had been resolved, he mentioned, ” I’ll give them mild. I’m not consuming the sunshine.”

When DAILY POST contacted the AEDC Normal Supervisor Communications, Mr Oyebode Fadipe, he pleaded for extra time so as to have a gathering with the Space Supervisor on find out how to resolve the ability drawback.

He, nevertheless, denied that the distribution firm was concerned in energy minimize because of actions of bypassers, arguing that such was not allowed within the group. He assured that, ”no matter be the problem could be resolved.”

In the meantime, when DAILY POST checked again after two weeks, residents and the petitioners complained that the ability drawback had additional deteriorated.
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, has confirmed that power cut in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, FTC, was a deliberate act to punish those bypassing the use of pre-paid metres.

This is coming following a protest letter sent to DAILY POST by a group of Concerned Landlords in the Area Council.
In the letter signed by the Secretary of the group, Benjamin Otene, the erratic nature of power supply in the Area Council including Ushafa, Jigo, Kpambara, Dutsen, and some other areas of the council was becoming unbearable.

They further alleged that they were being punished over what is no fault of theirs as information in their disposal has it that the Area Manager, Mr Simeone Omebe has vowed to deal with residents of the council area over the activities of bypassers.
The letter alleged thus, ” We gathered that the power problem we are experiencing is deliberately aimed at punishing us over the activities of bypassers. We were told that the Area Manager, one Simeone Omebe has vowed to deal decisively with all residents of the Area Council if some people continue to bypass their pre-paid metres.
” Obviously, this is no fault of ours. As responsible landlords, we have never been engaged in such illegal act. We do not subscribe to such, so why are we being punished for no fault of ours?” they asked.

The Landlords further alleged that Omebe had ”intelligently” programmed distribution in such a way that the light becomes useless whenever it is supplied.
”The light is not even useful within the hours he claims he supplies. For instance, since the past one month, he made sure people had already gone to bed before power is restored and power goes off again around 3am to 4am. What kind of light is that? Are we paying for light to be used in our dreams? This, to us is illegal and wickedness at its peak,” they stressed.
The group called on the AEDC to find a better way to deal with bypassers and not to punish responsible people who are dedicated to paying their bills.

They threatened to take up a case against the AEDC should this be allowed to continue.
Meanwhile, DAILY POST’s independent investigation confirmed that power in Ushafa, Dutsen, Jigo, Kpambara, and a host of other areas in the Area Council are being timed against the peak hour usage.
Despite the information divulged to our correspondent by an insider source who confirmed the timing, our correspondent relocated to Ushafa for a few days to monitor the power situation.
For one full week of the monitoring, our correspondent observed the alleged power cut as residents are usually left stranded as from 4pm when people are returning home from work. The power is not always restored until midnight when everyone had gone to bed.
It was observed that the system will automatically trip off as early as 4am the next day.
DAILY POST observed the frustration of residents who while lamenting said that it had never been this bad in the Area Council.
A resident who pleaded anonymous told DAILY POST that AEDC was taking customers for granted with their new approach. He said, ”how can you punish innocent people for the sins of a few others?”
When DAILY POST reached the Area Manager, Mr Simeone Omebe, he admitted cutting supplies due to the activities of bypassers, but argued that Nigerians are never satisfied even if they are given 24 hours power supply.
He said, ” Just take for example, you are generating power worth N150 million and you are collecting about N50 million, are you gaining or losing? Is that a good business?
“In New Jerusalem by zone 4 in Dutsen, the 58 people I caught for bypass, as I speak to you, they are yet to pay their fines. If you go there now, you will see people hanging wires illegally.”
But when DAILY POST asked further to know if AEDC does not have relevant laws or measures in place to prosecute those bypassing, he said ” which measures now?”
When our correspondent asked if AEDC was bereft of ideas apart from cutting supplies, he said he was having a meeting with community stakeholders over the issue, assuring that as soon as the people sign an undertaking that they won’t allow bypassing, he would return them to the glory days of reasonable power supply, promising to invite our correspondent to the meeting.
According to him, ”I’m having a meeting with Ushafa people this weekend. Once they agree that they won’t allow bypassers to continue their illegal activities, power will be restored fully. I will let you know so you can join us at the meeting.”
But Mr Omebe did not invite DAILY POST to the meeting as promised. When DAILY POST called for a follow on the outcome of the meeting, he simply said ” We had the meeting.” When asked if the power issue had been resolved, he said, ” I will give them light. I’m not eating the light.”
When DAILY POST contacted the AEDC General Manager Communications, Mr Oyebode Fadipe, he pleaded for more time in order to have a meeting with the Area Manager on how to resolve the power problem.
He, however, denied that the distribution company was involved in power cut as a result of activities of bypassers, arguing that such was not allowed in the organization. He assured that, ”whatever be the issue would be resolved.”
Meanwhile, when DAILY POST checked back after two weeks, residents and the petitioners complained that the power problem had further deteriorated.
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, has confirmed that power cut in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, FTC, was a deliberate act to punish those bypassing the use of pre-paid metres.

This is coming following a protest letter sent to DAILY POST by a group of Concerned Landlords in the Area Council.
In the letter signed by the Secretary of the group, Benjamin Otene, the erratic nature of power supply in the Area Council including Ushafa, Jigo, Kpambara, Dutsen, and some other areas of the council was becoming unbearable.

They further alleged that they were being punished over what is no fault of theirs as information in their disposal has it that the Area Manager, Mr Simeone Omebe has vowed to deal with residents of the council area over the activities of bypassers.
The letter alleged thus, ” We gathered that the power problem we are experiencing is deliberately aimed at punishing us over the activities of bypassers. We were told that the Area Manager, one Simeone Omebe has vowed to deal decisively with all residents of the Area Council if some people continue to bypass their pre-paid metres.
” Obviously, this is no fault of ours. As responsible landlords, we have never been engaged in such illegal act. We do not subscribe to such, so why are we being punished for no fault of ours?” they asked.

The Landlords further alleged that Omebe had ”intelligently” programmed distribution in such a way that the light becomes useless whenever it is supplied.
”The light is not even useful within the hours he claims he supplies. For instance, since the past one month, he made sure people had already gone to bed before power is restored and power goes off again around 3am to 4am. What kind of light is that? Are we paying for light to be used in our dreams? This, to us is illegal and wickedness at its peak,” they stressed.
The group called on the AEDC to find a better way to deal with bypassers and not to punish responsible people who are dedicated to paying their bills.

They threatened to take up a case against the AEDC should this be allowed to continue.
Meanwhile, DAILY POST’s independent investigation confirmed that power in Ushafa, Dutsen, Jigo, Kpambara, and a host of other areas in the Area Council are being timed against the peak hour usage.
Despite the information divulged to our correspondent by an insider source who confirmed the timing, our correspondent relocated to Ushafa for a few days to monitor the power situation.
For one full week of the monitoring, our correspondent observed the alleged power cut as residents are usually left stranded as from 4pm when people are returning home from work. The power is not always restored until midnight when everyone had gone to bed.
It was observed that the system will automatically trip off as early as 4am the next day.
DAILY POST observed the frustration of residents who while lamenting said that it had never been this bad in the Area Council.
A resident who pleaded anonymous told DAILY POST that AEDC was taking customers for granted with their new approach. He said, ”how can you punish innocent people for the sins of a few others?”
When DAILY POST reached the Area Manager, Mr Simeone Omebe, he admitted cutting supplies due to the activities of bypassers, but argued that Nigerians are never satisfied even if they are given 24 hours power supply.
He said, ” Just take for example, you are generating power worth N150 million and you are collecting about N50 million, are you gaining or losing? Is that a good business?
“In New Jerusalem by zone 4 in Dutsen, the 58 people I caught for bypass, as I speak to you, they are yet to pay their fines. If you go there now, you will see people hanging wires illegally.”
But when DAILY POST asked further to know if AEDC does not have relevant laws or measures in place to prosecute those bypassing, he said ” which measures now?”
When our correspondent asked if AEDC was bereft of ideas apart from cutting supplies, he said he was having a meeting with community stakeholders over the issue, assuring that as soon as the people sign an undertaking that they won’t allow bypassing, he would return them to the glory days of reasonable power supply, promising to invite our correspondent to the meeting.
According to him, ”I’m having a meeting with Ushafa people this weekend. Once they agree that they won’t allow bypassers to continue their illegal activities, power will be restored fully. I will let you know so you can join us at the meeting.”
But Mr Omebe did not invite DAILY POST to the meeting as promised. When DAILY POST called for a follow on the outcome of the meeting, he simply said ” We had the meeting.” When asked if the power issue had been resolved, he said, ” I will give them light. I’m not eating the light.”
When DAILY POST contacted the AEDC General Manager Communications, Mr Oyebode Fadipe, he pleaded for more time in order to have a meeting with the Area Manager on how to resolve the power problem.
He, however, denied that the distribution company was involved in power cut as a result of activities of bypassers, arguing that such was not allowed in the organization. He assured that, ”whatever be the issue would be resolved.”
Meanwhile, when DAILY POST checked back after two weeks, residents and the petitioners complained that the power problem had further deteriorated.
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, has confirmed that power cut in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, FTC, was a deliberate act to punish those bypassing the use of pre-paid metres.

This is coming following a protest letter sent to DAILY POST by a group of Concerned Landlords in the Area Council.
In the letter signed by the Secretary of the group, Benjamin Otene, the erratic nature of power supply in the Area Council including Ushafa, Jigo, Kpambara, Dutsen, and some other areas of the council was becoming unbearable.

They further alleged that they were being punished over what is no fault of theirs as information in their disposal has it that the Area Manager, Mr Simeone Omebe has vowed to deal with residents of the council area over the activities of bypassers.
The letter alleged thus, ” We gathered that the power problem we are experiencing is deliberately aimed at punishing us over the activities of bypassers. We were told that the Area Manager, one Simeone Omebe has vowed to deal decisively with all residents of the Area Council if some people continue to bypass their pre-paid metres.
” Obviously, this is no fault of ours. As responsible landlords, we have never been engaged in such illegal act. We do not subscribe to such, so why are we being punished for no fault of ours?” they asked.

The Landlords further alleged that Omebe had ”intelligently” programmed distribution in such a way that the light becomes useless whenever it is supplied.
”The light is not even useful within the hours he claims he supplies. For instance, since the past one month, he made sure people had already gone to bed before power is restored and power goes off again around 3am to 4am. What kind of light is that? Are we paying for light to be used in our dreams? This, to us is illegal and wickedness at its peak,” they stressed.
The group called on the AEDC to find a better way to deal with bypassers and not to punish responsible people who are dedicated to paying their bills.

They threatened to take up a case against the AEDC should this be allowed to continue.
Meanwhile, DAILY POST’s independent investigation confirmed that power in Ushafa, Dutsen, Jigo, Kpambara, and a host of other areas in the Area Council are being timed against the peak hour usage.
Despite the information divulged to our correspondent by an insider source who confirmed the timing, our correspondent relocated to Ushafa for a few days to monitor the power situation.
For one full week of the monitoring, our correspondent observed the alleged power cut as residents are usually left stranded as from 4pm when people are returning home from work. The power is not always restored until midnight when everyone had gone to bed.
It was observed that the system will automatically trip off as early as 4am the next day.
DAILY POST observed the frustration of residents who while lamenting said that it had never been this bad in the Area Council.
A resident who pleaded anonymous told DAILY POST that AEDC was taking customers for granted with their new approach. He said, ”how can you punish innocent people for the sins of a few others?”
When DAILY POST reached the Area Manager, Mr Simeone Omebe, he admitted cutting supplies due to the activities of bypassers, but argued that Nigerians are never satisfied even if they are given 24 hours power supply.
He said, ” Just take for example, you are generating power worth N150 million and you are collecting about N50 million, are you gaining or losing? Is that a good business?
“In New Jerusalem by zone 4 in Dutsen, the 58 people I caught for bypass, as I speak to you, they are yet to pay their fines. If you go there now, you will see people hanging wires illegally.”
But when DAILY POST asked further to know if AEDC does not have relevant laws or measures in place to prosecute those bypassing, he said ” which measures now?”
When our correspondent asked if AEDC was bereft of ideas apart from cutting supplies, he said he was having a meeting with community stakeholders over the issue, assuring that as soon as the people sign an undertaking that they won’t allow bypassing, he would return them to the glory days of reasonable power supply, promising to invite our correspondent to the meeting.
According to him, ”I’m having a meeting with Ushafa people this weekend. Once they agree that they won’t allow bypassers to continue their illegal activities, power will be restored fully. I will let you know so you can join us at the meeting.”
But Mr Omebe did not invite DAILY POST to the meeting as promised. When DAILY POST called for a follow on the outcome of the meeting, he simply said ” We had the meeting.” When asked if the power issue had been resolved, he said, ” I will give them light. I’m not eating the light.”
When DAILY POST contacted the AEDC General Manager Communications, Mr Oyebode Fadipe, he pleaded for more time in order to have a meeting with the Area Manager on how to resolve the power problem.
He, however, denied that the distribution company was involved in power cut as a result of activities of bypassers, arguing that such was not allowed in the organization. He assured that, ”whatever be the issue would be resolved.”
Meanwhile, when DAILY POST checked back after two weeks, residents and the petitioners complained that the power problem had further deteriorated.
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, has confirmed that power cut in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, FTC, was a deliberate act to punish those bypassing the use of pre-paid metres.

This is coming following a protest letter sent to DAILY POST by a group of Concerned Landlords in the Area Council.
In the letter signed by the Secretary of the group, Benjamin Otene, the erratic nature of power supply in the Area Council including Ushafa, Jigo, Kpambara, Dutsen, and some other areas of the council was becoming unbearable.

They further alleged that they were being punished over what is no fault of theirs as information in their disposal has it that the Area Manager, Mr Simeone Omebe has vowed to deal with residents of the council area over the activities of bypassers.
The letter alleged thus, ” We gathered that the power problem we are experiencing is deliberately aimed at punishing us over the activities of bypassers. We were told that the Area Manager, one Simeone Omebe has vowed to deal decisively with all residents of the Area Council if some people continue to bypass their pre-paid metres.
” Obviously, this is no fault of ours. As responsible landlords, we have never been engaged in such illegal act. We do not subscribe to such, so why are we being punished for no fault of ours?” they asked.

The Landlords further alleged that Omebe had ”intelligently” programmed distribution in such a way that the light becomes useless whenever it is supplied.
”The light is not even useful within the hours he claims he supplies. For instance, since the past one month, he made sure people had already gone to bed before power is restored and power goes off again around 3am to 4am. What kind of light is that? Are we paying for light to be used in our dreams? This, to us is illegal and wickedness at its peak,” they stressed.
The group called on the AEDC to find a better way to deal with bypassers and not to punish responsible people who are dedicated to paying their bills.

They threatened to take up a case against the AEDC should this be allowed to continue.
Meanwhile, DAILY POST’s independent investigation confirmed that power in Ushafa, Dutsen, Jigo, Kpambara, and a host of other areas in the Area Council are being timed against the peak hour usage.
Despite the information divulged to our correspondent by an insider source who confirmed the timing, our correspondent relocated to Ushafa for a few days to monitor the power situation.
For one full week of the monitoring, our correspondent observed the alleged power cut as residents are usually left stranded as from 4pm when people are returning home from work. The power is not always restored until midnight when everyone had gone to bed.
It was observed that the system will automatically trip off as early as 4am the next day.
DAILY POST observed the frustration of residents who while lamenting said that it had never been this bad in the Area Council.
A resident who pleaded anonymous told DAILY POST that AEDC was taking customers for granted with their new approach. He said, ”how can you punish innocent people for the sins of a few others?”
When DAILY POST reached the Area Manager, Mr Simeone Omebe, he admitted cutting supplies due to the activities of bypassers, but argued that Nigerians are never satisfied even if they are given 24 hours power supply.
He said, ” Just take for example, you are generating power worth N150 million and you are collecting about N50 million, are you gaining or losing? Is that a good business?
“In New Jerusalem by zone 4 in Dutsen, the 58 people I caught for bypass, as I speak to you, they are yet to pay their fines. If you go there now, you will see people hanging wires illegally.”
But when DAILY POST asked further to know if AEDC does not have relevant laws or measures in place to prosecute those bypassing, he said ” which measures now?”
When our correspondent asked if AEDC was bereft of ideas apart from cutting supplies, he said he was having a meeting with community stakeholders over the issue, assuring that as soon as the people sign an undertaking that they won’t allow bypassing, he would return them to the glory days of reasonable power supply, promising to invite our correspondent to the meeting.
According to him, ”I’m having a meeting with Ushafa people this weekend. Once they agree that they won’t allow bypassers to continue their illegal activities, power will be restored fully. I will let you know so you can join us at the meeting.”
But Mr Omebe did not invite DAILY POST to the meeting as promised. When DAILY POST called for a follow on the outcome of the meeting, he simply said ” We had the meeting.” When asked if the power issue had been resolved, he said, ” I will give them light. I’m not eating the light.”
When DAILY POST contacted the AEDC General Manager Communications, Mr Oyebode Fadipe, he pleaded for more time in order to have a meeting with the Area Manager on how to resolve the power problem.
He, however, denied that the distribution company was involved in power cut as a result of activities of bypassers, arguing that such was not allowed in the organization. He assured that, ”whatever be the issue would be resolved.”
Meanwhile, when DAILY POST checked back after two weeks, residents and the petitioners complained that the power problem had further deteriorated.

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