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PHED Denies Trying to Turn Off Electricity in Rivers state over the Harassment of its Manager by Wike

After the viral Video of the arrest of the manager of Port-Harcourt electricity distribution company by security Operatives attached to the governor of Rivers state surfaced online, there has been rumours of the intention of the PHED to shutdown its operations in the state.

However the company has come out to clear the air in a statement obtained by viewsnaijamedia.

The statement reads "

The attention of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Plc has been drawn to a viral social media report that PHED is threatening to switch off power supply in Rivers state arising from the arrest of its officials who were subsequently taken to isolation centre in Port Harcourt by the Government of the Rivers state. Whilst it is true that PHED staff have, at various times during the COVIDlock down, been arrested in the course of the dutiful delivery

of essential services to the good people of Rivers State, PHED however, remains unwavering in its avowed commitment to delivery of electricity to its valued customers. Therefore, there is no iota of truth that PHED was contemplating to throw Port Harcourt into darkness  as that would be foreign to the core values that PHED stands for.

PHED as a major player in the electricity industry value chain will not embark on any action that will cause displeasure or discomfort to its esteemed customers and the general public as a whole.

However, may we use this medium to appeal to all state security apparatus in our franchise area to accord our staff members all the support required to enable them perform their essential role in providing electricity to all.

Check out when the Rivers state governor Barr Nyesom Wike ordered the arrest of the PHED boss in the video below:

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