There was mild drama at the Edo State Government House on Tuesday as the state governor, Godwin Obaseki walked the Managing Director of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, out of his office for ‘failing to meet the obligations to electricity consumers in Edo and throwing the state into darkness for weeks’.
The governor expressed surprise when he sighted Osibodu in the delegation of the members of the House of Representatives Committee on Power, that paid him a courtesy visit in his office. Speaking to the delegation after Osibodu had left his office, the governor said the BEDC had continued to fail in collaborating with the state government to provide stable electricity in the state. He said he was shocked that Osibodu could come to his office after failing refusing to meet with his government severally.
“BEDC has been an obstacle as it will not provide electricity and will not allow you to get alternative sources of power. Despite the fact that the state generates about 600 to 700 megawatts of electricity, the people are still in darkness,” he said.