Hon Martin Okonta, member representing Ika South in the Delta State House of Assembly has come to the rescue of the residents of Abavo, in Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State by donating N300,000 for the purchase of the armoured cable wire that was stolen in one of the transformer serving the area. Before the intervention of the law maker, the community has been in total black out for ten weeks as all efforts to make Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) to fix the transformer did not yield result due to inadequate fund.
A PHCN official at Abavo (name withheld) confirmed that the stolen armoured cable wire has been bought and that in no time electricity will be restored to the area.
According reports gathered from the community, this was not the first time hoodlum are vandalizing the transfer. Some of the indigenes who spoke to Ika Weekly on the condition of anonymity suggested that security personals should be employed to guard the area where the transformer is situated, even as they called for the complete relocation of the transformer to avoid further theft of the cables.