Association warns communities over disruption of power projects

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Nigerian Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE)LAGOS – The Nigerian Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE) Wednesday warned communities under distribution network desist from disrupting ongoing power projects across the country.

The association’s Secretary, Mr Ajibade Hafeez, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Hafeez the enforce subsisting laws and penalise communities that disrupt of power projects.

He said that the hostile nature of some communities and the vandalism of electricity might compel government relocate such projects from such communities.

Hafeez also condemned the incessant extortion by some communities and the disruption of ongoing project in their areas.

“Communities support and cooperate with the government in sorting out extant community resettlement issues or risk having the power asset relocated from their areas. [eap_ad_2] “With the level of obstinate attitudes exhibited in some of the communities, I think government come down hard communities with penchant for disrupting ongoing power projects within their localities,’’ he said.

Hafeez communities’ leaders to assist in monitoring government’s equipments within their locality.

He suggested that security drafted to power project be rotated every year before the become too familiar with the communities.

The secretary also suggested the drafting of communities’ leaders into the security management of ’ ongoing projects to safeguard the . (NAN) [eap_ad_3]