Abakaliki-THE Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC), yesterday cautioned its numerous customers and the general public against indiscriminate bush burning and acts capable of causing fire outbreak during the harmattan season.
The Head, Corporate Commission, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, stated this while briefing Newsmen in Enugu.
“Fire outbreaks have been identified as one of the common risks facing EEDC, especially during the harmattan season. As a result of this, EEDC is reminding her customers of the need to be cautious during this period.”
According to Ezeh, EEDC has commenced public sensitization for her customers across its network, using the electronic mass media and digital platforms.
“The harmattan season is synonymous with dry wind, which makes it very easy for fire to spread, thereby causing destruction of lives and property.
“Our major concern is those in the rural communities that engage in hunting activities, who usually set the bush on fire. We appeal that even if they must engage in such, that they should exercise caution and do so in a well-coordinated manner, to avoid causing damage to our installations located within their environment”.
The distribution company used the opportunity to encourage customers not to take any electrical spark in their homes lightly, as such development could lead to fire outbreak.
“They are advised to always engage the services of competent and qualified electricians while carrying out electrical repairs.
“Overloading of electrical sockets is also identified as a potential cause of fire outbreak and customers are advised to desist from such act”, Ezeh added.
PUNCHYNEWS gathered that EEDC was working assiduously to ensure that safe environment is maintained across its networks and that the already improving service quality is sustained across the South East zone of the country.