The Oyigbo People’s Assembly (OPA) has issued a 72hrs notice to the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC), Afam Power Plc, Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and other agencies to restore power to the local government or risk having the Afam Power plant shutdown.
OPA’s warning is contained in a statement jointly signed by the Oyigbo Community Leaders Forum, and the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Oyigbo Chapter.
The statement read;
“It is on record that we have exhausted all peaceful engagements, the last been the meeting held in Port Harcourt on 27th of August 2020 at the instance of the DSS in which all the operators including SPDC, Afam Plant Place, TCN, Rivers State Government represented by the Commissioner for Power and PHEDC where it was unanimously agreed that our light should be switched on. However it is either that, this resolution from the state and federal government agencies was not understood or that it was but disregarded with reckless abandon.”
OPA said it has become provocative for the PHEDC, IOCs and federal government agencies to plung Oyigbo into darkness for over two months with it’s attendant consequences on the psych and sensibilities of the natives and residents of the LGA.