Human Interest

Nanka: Enemuo accuses NPU, ODU PGs of plot to close down his factory, beg Soludo to intervene 


An industrialist, Dr Jacob Enemuo has lamented that lack of electric power in Enugu village, Nanka community of Orumba North Local Government Area may lead to sack of over 400 employees of his factory if nothing was done.

Enemuo in a petition he sent to the Anambra State government said that rift within the community, which was being caused by the leadership of the community was responsible for the disconnection of power in the area.

Recently, officials of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) were beaten up in the community and their vehicles smashed for disconnecting a compound that was illegally using their product.

Enemuo said: “For 10 days now, the factory has been closed because power supply has been cut off from the entire village. This is because some people in the community beat up EEDC officials who were on official duty.

“Though the action was wrong, but since then we have made efforts to restore power, but the President General of Nanka Patriotic Union and Ositadinma Development Union, Rev Canon Ifeanyi Ezeike and Mr Emma Eze obi respectively have been working to thwart our efforts.”

Enemuo said the attempt to keep the village in darkness may be the plan of the leadership of the community to get at him because he has perpetually stood against their atrocities in the community.

“Now, because they want to get at me, they are crippling the only industry in the village, and putting the livelihood of over 400 staff of the industry in the line. That is not fair.”

He called on Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo to save Nanka from the grip of the leaders, who he said were being propelled by some powerful individuals in the community.

Attempt by THE RAZOR to get the reaction of the the President General of the community, Ezeike was not successful as calls to his mobile phone remained unreachable.

Meanwhile, the EEDC speaking through its media and communications director, Emeka Ezeh exonerated Ezeike, saying that he in the company of other leaders have visited a branch of the company in Ekwulobia to plead on behalf of the suspect who damaged their vehicles, and that the matter was being handled.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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