Yenagoa—Residents of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, have commended the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) for improved power supply.
It will be recalled that last week the Federal Government completed the takeover of four electricity distribution companies and constituted the board of the Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Company.
Speaking on the development, a resident of Yenagoa, Mr. Kofiblack Enis commended PHED for the improved power supply.
Enis, while speaking to our reporter, hinted that he has been advocating for uninterrupted power supply knowing how it would boost small and medium-scale enterprises and other business ventures.
“I still urge PHED to do more and solve the problems of areas not having transformers and transformer issues should be looked into critically. PHED should also give Bayelsans meters.
“The issue of estimated billing is another aspect citizens would want them to wipe out immediately.
“If there is good power supply, Bayelsans will pay their bills without rancor,” he said.
In a chat with our reporter, a social commentator and policy analyst, Mr. Fortune Alfred hailed PHED for the improved power supply.
According to him, “there has been an improvement and because of this improvement people will be willing to pay their electricity bill.”
“People will not be motivated to pay their bill when light is not constantly given to them,” he said.
However, another resident, Tonye Ziprebo on Facebook opined that residents should not hurriedly start heaping praises on the electricity distribution company.
He maintains that PHED is not doing anything extraordinary given the fact that it’s the company’s statutory responsibility to ensure a constant power supply.
“To this end, I’ll say that it is only and when Power is supplied this way, our local economy can grow through the Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) and further empower our people mostly our young graduates filled with entrepreneurial ideas,” he said.