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BEDC Customer Survey 2017

Stakeholder Democracy Network | 24 April, 2018

Research from a survey conducted for customers in selected Benin Electricity Distribution
Company (BEDC) business districts has found widespread inadequacy in the reliability of the
electricity supply to households and businesses in the area. Insufficient electricity supply
stunts the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises, limiting the creation of employment
opportunities for the large unemployed and underemployed population in Nigeria. This, in
turn, has implications for tackling insecurity in areas such as the Niger Delta, and boosting
regional and national growth and development. Whilst this survey and report are limited to
the operations, and operating area, of the BEDC, many of the problems highlighted here are
indicative of those experienced across Nigeria.
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