Ijaw Youths, PHEDC face off over alleged N16.5 bn debt, shuts down operations in Bayelsa

The pan Ijaw youths group, Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) has challenged the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC) to substantiate its claim that customers and the Bayelsa state government were owing N16.5 billion naira for power distribution.

DAILY POST gathered that the IYC had on December 23, besieged the offices of the PHEDC and forced the staff to ground operations and occupied the premises to protest recent poor power supply to residents.

The development which resulted to total power outage in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa capital and its environs including Ahoada and some parts of River state has entered the fifth day.

According to the Chairman, IYC, central zone, Mr Kenedy Olorogun, the dialogue convened by Bayelsa government to resolve the face off said the claim was a…

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