PHEDC staff sharing electricity bills in Port Harcourt without PPEs irk residents

Lorine Emenike

A Port Harcourt resident, Charles Jaja has appealed to the Management of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company to provide personal protective equipment for their staff distributing bills to homes.

Charles Jaja said that it is wrong for PHEDC staff to approach other members of the public without being duly protected against covid-19.

He queried why PHEDC would distribute bills despite the alleged two months waver granted to citizens by the Federal Government.

“It is very unfortunate that institutions like PHEDC in the state have carried on with their activities without the cost of due diligent in the fight against covid-19 in Rivers State, if not why should the staff of PHEDC be seen at people’s residence disconnecting power and even engaging in heated debate with consumers at close range without facemasks and having hand sanitizer as they go to work”

“PHEDC staff might be possible carriers of covid-19 as their activities of door to door movement pose danger to citizens of the state. I appeal to government to do the needful so as to safeguard the lives of their staff as well as that of the citizens”

“If they are insisting they want to do their work, then they must be properly be informed about the rules and regulations guiding the times we are living in”