The governor gave the order when a delegation from Ihovbor community, Uhunmwode Local Government Area led by Chief Tony Otakpolor, paid him a protest visit in Benin on Monday.
He made the promise while addressing stakeholders at a town hall meeting of the communities on ways forward on the issue.
In a statement issued by the Convener, Olumide Akinrinlola, in Okitipupa on Sunday, the group advised its members not to be deceived by promises at a meeting scheduled by the state governor to address the situation.
In a strongly worded petition addressed to the state Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for urgent intervention, the consumers under the aegis of Association of Landlords of Block VII, Phase V, Core Area, Asaba, lamented that trouble started when…
“As one of the leaders in the community, we have written several letters of appeal to the Benin Electricity Distribution Company to make sure that we have light but to no avail,” Asien said
The yet-to-be-identified victim climbed the pole at about 8pm along the Nnebisi Road in the capital town, attempting to rectify a damaged electric cable