JED’s vandalised electric tower reconstructed


By Sunday Ogli, Makurdi

THE Jos Electricity Distribution, JED Plc’s vandalised 33 KV electric tower close to the corporate headquarters of Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority in Makurdi, Benue State capital has been reconstructed.

The tower, after being vandalized by unidentified stealers was standing menacingly in a manner that posed grave danger to members of the public.

The situation, according to a statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communications of JED Plc, Dr Adakole Elijah, led the Managing Director of Jos Electricity Distribution Plc, Engr Abdu Bello Mohammed to promptly visit the scene of the incident jointly with his entire management team about a week ago for an on-the-spot assessment of the damaged tower.

“The Managing Director who was greatly perturbed by the unfortunate situation after denouncing the nefarious activity of the hoodlums had promised that efforts were in place to reconstruct the tower with the view to restoring power to the affected customers without delay.

“After spending two days at the site with his team, Engr Mohammed left behind a formidable technical team to reconstruct the tower as scheduled.

“Exactly, one week after the visit, the tower was reconstructed and re-erected and the power was restored.

“Reacting to the development, an elated Engr Mohammed who said that he was very proud of his technical crew thanked them for a job well done,” Dr Elijah stated.