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Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by presido997(m): 10:34am On Mar 18, 2017
BEDC supplies electricity to Okonjo-Iweala's community
- After seven years of darkness, Ogwashi Uku finally had electricity

- The residents applauded the BEDC for the project

- They urged that more transformers should be provided

There was wild jubilation in Ogwashi Uku which is the home town of former minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala following the restoration of electricity after seven years of darkness.

Vanguard reports that this was revealed by the Benin Electricity and Distribution Company (BEDC).


Residents in Okonjo-Iweala hometown celebrated the restoration of elecricity

Mrs. Esther Okolie who is the corporate affairs officer of the BEDC revealed that the restoration was carried out after a town hall meeting.

She said: “The restoration process started with a town-hall meeting organized by the members of Ogwashi-Uku D-Forum in collaboration with the Management of BEDC, led by the chief state head (Delta) Mr. Ernest Edgar, the business manager, Asaba business unit, Engr. Adekola. O. Abiodun and his technical team, among others.”

The company assured the residents that it would continue with enumeration re-validation, network rehabilitation and safety checks continue in earnest.

Mrs. Okolie stated: “Ogwashi- Uku happens to be the headquarters of Aniocha- South and is considered to be one of the biggest cities in Delta State with a polytechnic, banks and other parasatals; it has remained in the dark for over seven years until the intervention of BEDC, which is barely three years. No wonder the residents were so excited at welcoming BEDC team to the epoch- making occasion of power restoration to the area.”

“The power supply restoration commenced on March 10 from Market Junction 300KVA, 11/0.415KV substation, located close to the motor park. A total of six distribution substations were involved, namely motor park 300KVA, 11/0/415KV, Aghidiese Junction 300KVA, 11/0.415KV, Aghidie 300KVA, 11/0.415KV, Aghidiese 300KVA, 11/0.415KV, General Hospital 200 KVA, 11/0.415KV and Okwuogi 300KVA, 11/0.415 KV.”

“The chief state head, Delta, expressed shock at the level of vandalism of the network (given that BEDC had done rehabilitation work in June 2016), and pleaded with the communities leaders to work with BEDC to educate the public on the need to protect the equipment.”

“Once more, we commend and congratulate the people of Ogwashi- Uku for achieving this laudable feat and we advise them to be committed to prompt settlement of their bills so as not to be like their neighbors who could not sustain BEDC’s services.”
Pastor Joseph T. U. Nwadiashi who is the director general of D- Forum expressed joy at the project and applauded the BEDC for keeping fate with the community in line with Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s directive after many years of waiting.

He however pleaded that the company should keep its promise of lighting up all parts of the town.

Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by Dahkogrin007(m): 10:36am On Mar 18, 2017
After 7yrs shocked
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by Rotjijatau(m): 10:45am On Mar 18, 2017
Toh I don't hear. next.... shey Dasuki never mention her name
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by ESDKING: 10:53am On Mar 18, 2017
I still don't know why you people keep attaching Okonjo Iweala's name on this issue.
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by iykofias(m): 10:54am On Mar 18, 2017
The fat jezebel couldnt even elevate her people when she was in power.

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Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by Kingsley1000(m): 11:03am On Mar 18, 2017
thank u baba

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Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by ollysaks: 11:09am On Mar 18, 2017
iykofias:
The fat jezebel couldnt even elevate her people when she was in power.

You reek of ignorance.
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by OKUCHI11(m): 11:18am On Mar 18, 2017
iykofias:
The fat jezebel couldnt even elevate her people when she was in power.
ha ha ha ... in NIGERIA THE ELITE ARE AMBASSADORS OF POVERTY.- POC UMEH...
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by kogistar: 11:27am On Mar 18, 2017
ESDKING:
I still don't know why you people keep attaching Okonjo Iweala's name on this issue.
FLAT HEAD

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Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by alizma: 11:54am On Mar 18, 2017
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Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by jamislaw(m): 11:59am On Mar 18, 2017
You can still blame Buhari for having light.

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Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by Kingsley1000(m): 12:48pm On Mar 18, 2017
Apc administration unleashing dividend of democracy....what pd'pi'gs couldn't do

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Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by Vickysnipe147(m): 1:12pm On Mar 18, 2017
OP you wrote what you heard from people and the BEDC here, and you forgot to ask the community people and some prominent people in Ogwashi-uku how much they paid BEDC before the light was restored. you think they just woke up and restored light. Soup paid millions of Naira and other prominent ogwashi-uku sons and Daughters before they even started fixing the light, So always get your information right and stop making it seem like the present APC government contributed anything to the restoration of light. it's the community effort that brought light to the town.
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by ollysaks: 1:30pm On Mar 18, 2017
Vickysnipe147:
OP you wrote what you heard from people and the BEDC here, and you forgot to ask the community people and some prominent people in Ogwashi-uku how much they paid BEDC before the light was restored. you think they just woke up and restored light. Soup paid millions of Naira and other prominent ogwashi-uku sons and Daughters before they even started fixing the light, So always get your information right and stop making it seem like the present APC government contributed anything to the restoration of light. it's the community effort that brought light to the town.

What they refuse to include is that most parts of oshimili and anioicha and Ika local govt areas of delta state are in darkness, I mean no electricity. It's only few places like Agbor, Asaba, Ibusu that there is power.
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by presido997(m): 3:27pm On Mar 18, 2017
Vickysnipe147:
OP you wrote what you heard from people and the BEDC here, and you forgot to ask the community people and some prominent people in Ogwashi-uku how much they paid BEDC before the light was restored. you think they just woke up and restored light. Soup paid millions of Naira and other prominent ogwashi-uku sons and Daughters before they even started fixing the light, So always get your information right and stop making it seem like the present APC government contributed anything to the restoration of light. it's the community effort that brought light to the town.
but y now?, can't they do dz for d past 7 years?

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Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by omenkaLives(m): 3:43pm On Mar 18, 2017
Reno O'mockery, who do we blame for this mess?
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by tooth4tooth: 4:17pm On Mar 18, 2017
D
omenkaLives:
Reno O'mockery, who do we blame for this mess?
Let us do some little sensing here.

7 years ago was 2010 when their hero was acting president.

Served under their hero(president) from 2011 - 2015 as finance minister hence the outage lingered.

Yet some folks still refused to hide their head in shame. grin grin grin

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Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by sweerychick(f): 4:32pm On Mar 18, 2017
And sadly a mother of 4 was electrocuted in the process cry
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by Nobody: 4:33pm On Mar 18, 2017
Vickysnipe147:
OP you wrote what you heard from people and the BEDC here, and you forgot to ask the community people and some prominent people in Ogwashi-uku how much they paid BEDC before the light was restored. you think they just woke up and restored light. Soup paid millions of Naira and other prominent ogwashi-uku sons and Daughters before they even started fixing the light, So always get your information right and stop making it seem like the present APC government contributed anything to the restoration of light. it's the community effort that brought light to the town.
I just wonder. So he thinks that BEDC would restore power for free right?
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by Nobody: 4:37pm On Mar 18, 2017
tooth4tooth:
D
Let us do some little sensing here.

7 years ago was 2010 when their helo was acting president.

Served under their helo(president) from 2011 - 2015 as finance minister hence the outage lingered.

Yet some folks still refused to hide their head in shame. grin grin grin
What shame? That okonjo is BEDC right? Even oghara ibori's time didn't have easy with having constant power despite the fact the governor is from there.
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by tooth4tooth: 4:55pm On Mar 18, 2017
asuustrike2009:

What shame? That okonjo is BEDC right? Even oghara ibori's time didn't have easy with having constant power despite the fact the governor is from there.
Yes shame angry angry angry .Shame on the sitting president ,his minister of power and on the woman if she had not taken any step to savage the situation.

You used Oghara as an instant forgetting that Ibori made a paradise of Oghara .

Today, his people are overly grateful for this achievement.
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by Nobody: 5:13pm On Mar 18, 2017
tooth4tooth:

Yes shame angry angry angry .Shame on the sitting president ,his minister of power and on the woman if she had not taken any step to savage the situation.

You used Oghara as an instant forgetting that Ibori made a paradise of Oghara .

Today, his people are overly grateful for this achievement.
Do you what he did underground? Do you whether okonjo did likewise but didn't scale through? It's not as easy as some of think. Sapele today has a generating station but didn't had stable electricity until ibori fought tooth and nail and even now electricity is still a challenge there. Or would you blame lucky igbinedion or Adams oshiomole for poor power supply in some quarters in Edo? Even oshiomole's deputy governor village had same issue like okonjo village. Why didn't your media team visit there
I can go on and on to list many villages in that state in blackout whereas they have their sons and daughter in top position.
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by tooth4tooth: 5:55pm On Mar 18, 2017
asuustrike2009:

Do you what he did underground? Do you whether okonjo did likewise but didn't scale through? It's not as easy as some of think. Sapele today has a generating station but didn't had stable electricity until ibori fought tooth and nail and even now electricity is still a challenge there. Or would you blame lucky igbinedion or Adams oshiomole for poor power supply in some quarters in Edo? Even oshiomole's deputy governor village had same issue like okonjo village. Why didn't your media team visit there
I can go on and on to list many villages in that state in blackout whereas they have their sons and daughter in top position.
If you read my last post well. I wrote "shame on her if she had done nothing to savage the situation"

Dont get it twisted. Am not not a die hard supporter of present administration.

Where i stay in Delta state and some neighbouring communities is almost 24 hours light and please dont ask where.

But the question is,what have they not done right the present administration have been able to achieve?
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by Nobody: 6:03pm On Mar 18, 2017
tooth4tooth:

If you read my last post well. I wrote "shame on her if she had done nothing to savage the situation"

Dont get it twisted. Am not not a die hard supporter of present administration.

Where i stay in Delta state and some neighbouring communities is almost 24 hours light and please dont ask where.

But the question is,what have they not done right the present administration have been able to achieve?
Do you say present administration? Don't let me go in details in the corrupt practices going on. In case you don't know, electricity is privately own.
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by tooth4tooth: 6:16pm On Mar 18, 2017
asuustrike2009:

Do you say present administration? Don't let me go in details in the corrupt practices going on. In case you don't know, electricity is privately own.
Yes i know grin grin I still know the grid project is sponsored by the federal Government.

http://www.nigeriaelectricityhub.com/2017/01/15/nigerias-grid-capacity-currently-at-7200-megawatts-fashola/
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by Nobody: 6:18pm On Mar 18, 2017
tooth4tooth:

Yes i know grin grin I still know the grid project is sponsored by the federal Government.

http://www.nigeriaelectricityhub.com/2017/01/15/nigerias-grid-capacity-currently-at-7200-megawatts-fashola/
Good cheesy
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by sammyj: 6:53pm On Mar 18, 2017
What Fashola did in months was what the pomo mouth minister could not do in 5 years!!! grin shocked cool grin grin
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by Kingsley1000(m): 7:49pm On Mar 18, 2017
APC will clear the whole states in 2019 general election
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by klevotino: 9:46pm On Mar 25, 2017
Ok noted 6 transformer
presido997:
BEDC supplies electricity to Okonjo-Iweala's community
- After seven years of darkness, Ogwashi Uku finally had electricity

- The residents applauded the BEDC for the project

- They urged that more transformers should be provided

There was wild jubilation in Ogwashi Uku which is the home town of former minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala following the restoration of electricity after seven years of darkness.

Vanguard reports that this was revealed by the Benin Electricity and Distribution Company (BEDC).


Residents in Okonjo-Iweala hometown celebrated the restoration of elecricity

Mrs. Esther Okolie who is the corporate affairs officer of the BEDC revealed that the restoration was carried out after a town hall meeting.

She said: “The restoration process started with a town-hall meeting organized by the members of Ogwashi-Uku D-Forum in collaboration with the Management of BEDC, led by the chief state head (Delta) Mr. Ernest Edgar, the business manager, Asaba business unit, Engr. Adekola. O. Abiodun and his technical team, among others.”

The company assured the residents that it would continue with enumeration re-validation, network rehabilitation and safety checks continue in earnest.

Mrs. Okolie stated: “Ogwashi- Uku happens to be the headquarters of Aniocha- South and is considered to be one of the biggest cities in Delta State with a polytechnic, banks and other parasatals; it has remained in the dark for over seven years until the intervention of BEDC, which is barely three years. No wonder the residents were so excited at welcoming BEDC team to the epoch- making occasion of power restoration to the area.”

“The power supply restoration commenced on March 10 from Market Junction 300KVA, 11/0.415KV substation, located close to the motor park. A total of six distribution substations were involved, namely motor park 300KVA, 11/0/415KV, Aghidiese Junction 300KVA, 11/0.415KV, Aghidie 300KVA, 11/0.415KV, Aghidiese 300KVA, 11/0.415KV, General Hospital 200 KVA, 11/0.415KV and Okwuogi 300KVA, 11/0.415 KV.”

“The chief state head, Delta, expressed shock at the level of vandalism of the network (given that BEDC had done rehabilitation work in June 2016), and pleaded with the communities leaders to work with BEDC to educate the public on the need to protect the equipment.”

“Once more, we commend and congratulate the people of Ogwashi- Uku for achieving this laudable feat and we advise them to be committed to prompt settlement of their bills so as not to be like their neighbors who could not sustain BEDC’s services.”
Pastor Joseph T. U. Nwadiashi who is the director general of D- Forum expressed joy at the project and applauded the BEDC for keeping fate with the community in line with Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s directive after many years of waiting.

He however pleaded that the company should keep its promise of lighting up all parts of the town.


Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by policy12: 10:12pm On Mar 25, 2017
What em em PhD holder can't do for dem a dullard fix it.
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by madridguy(m): 10:19pm On Mar 25, 2017
Thank you Fashola.

Long live Sai Baba.
Re: Jubilation In Okonjo Iweala's Hometown As Electricity Is Restored After 7 Years by ifyan(m): 10:35pm On Mar 25, 2017
Is thus for real or satire. But why are we like this

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