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Nigeria: Benin disco displays improvement in power interruptions

According to the CEO of Benin Electricity DisCo (Benin disco), Funke Osibodu, the company has improved on its service delivery and the rate of outages and interruptions has reduced.

“In Delta State, we restored electricity supply to over 54 Communities including Ibusa, Ogwashi-Uku, Ubulu-Uku, Isselu-Uku (on-going), Ogunu, Otor-Udu, Emadaja, Iwhrekekan, Mosogar, Onyobru Water Side Community.

“In addition, in order to enhance security, various streetlight projects were commissioned that are providing 24 hours supply covering over 20km in Asaba across major urban roads.”

The Benin disco CEO said further that in Edo State, power supply has also improved from two hours in 2013 to 6-10 hours for locations with severe infrastructure limitations such as Okada, Oluku, part of Sokponba, Evbuotubu, Oliha and Siluko, all in Benin.

Additionally, she said 14 street light projects, within Benin are providing power continuously. Read more: Nigerian energy regulator urged to reinstate IBEDC board

Reinforcing power supply

Benin disco also commissioned a bucket truck, which forms part of the support by the United States Agency for International Development under the Power Africa project using Tetrachtec management team, for the maintenance of power lines, fault clearing operations, meter installations and all other related activities to improve reliability and availability of power supply.

“Our linesmen will be able to work in a safer and faster manner whilst fixing faults more quickly without having to struggle with using ladders. One remarkable feature of the truck is that it can work in difficult terrain and including clearing thick vegetation at very high level,” said Osibodu.

Babalwa Bungane
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