The Ebonyi State House of Assembly, on constituted a Committee to investigate the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), over alleged exorbitant bills charged on the citizens.

The Deputy speaker of the House, Kingsley Okoro, while moving a motion under matters of Urgent Public Importance, decried the tremendous increase in tarriff without commensurate supply.

Ikoro who represents Afikpo North West Constituency, urged the Lawmakers to invite the management of EEDC, for an explaination.

He said “in Afikpo North Local Government Area, no light has been recorded in the last eight years.

Seconding the submission, Hon Nkemka Onuma representing Afikpo South West Constituency, lamented the arbitrary increases in tarriffts.

” Ebonyians are being taken for granted, people without light are being charged heavy bills’

“EEDC must be summoned to explain the reasons for the exploitation of the people

The lawmakers unanimously adopted the motion and charged members of the Committee to visit the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company and ascertain the basics of charging customers for services not used.

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