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Harmattan: Be mindful of our installations during bush burning - EEDC warns farmers, hunters

Harmattan: Be mindful of our installations during bush burning - EEDC warns farmers, hunters


The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has cautioned electricity consumers and the general public against indiscriminate bush burning and other acts capable of causing fire outbreak ahead of the harmattan season.

Head, Corporate Commission, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, in a statement on Tuesday, regretted that cases of fire incidents leading to destruction of lives and property were often recorded during the dry season.

He said, "Fire outbreaks have been identified as one of the common risks facing EEDC, especially during the harmattan season. As a result of this, EEDC is reminding her customers of the need to be cautious during this period.

“Our major concern is those in the rural communities that engage in hunting activities, who usually set the bush on fire. 

"We appeal that even if they must engage in such, they should exercise caution and do so in a well-coordinated manner, to avoid causing damage to our installations located within their environment.

"We also encourage customers not to take any electrical spark in their homes lightly, as they could lead to fire outbreak. They are advised to always engage the services of competent and qualified electricians in carrying out electrical repairs.

“Overloading of electrical sockets is also identified as a potential cause of fire outbreak and customers are advised to desist from such act."

While pledging its commitment to ensuring maintenance of safe environment across its network, as well as improved and sustained quality service, Ezeh hinted that the distribution company had commenced aggressive sensitization among its clients.

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