-From OSAs , Benin-City
The management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) has offered scholarship to two daughters of late Augustine Izekor, and a huge financial compensations to the widow and family to enable them give a befitting burial to the late BEDC staff.
It could be recalled that Late Augustine Izekor was electrocuted on October 26, 2023 at Evbodia community, a suburb in Benin City and later died at the hospital where he was taken to for treatment.
Following the “disconnection” between BEDC and the deceased family over the death of the 52 -year Austin Izekor, the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) Commissioner, legal licensing and compliance, Mr. Dafe Akpeneye, Waded in, and directed BEDC to urgently do the needful, to ameliorate the pains of the children, widow and the family.
–Late Augustine Izekor.
In compliance with the NERC’s directives, BEDC on November 10, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with members of late Izekor’s family at a meeting held at the company’s corporate Headquarters, Benin City, Edo State.
The Managing Director/ CEO, Deolu Ijose and one Esanye Mayor represented the company while the deceased elder brother, Friday Izekor and Jennifer Izekor, the eldest daughter, and also the next of kin, signed on behalf of the family.
It was learnt that the family of late Izekor and representatives of BEDC had series of meetings, after which they agreed “that the matter be settled amicably without litigation”.
In the MoU, a copy made available reads, “the family will enjoy some compensations following the tragic accident which involved late Augustine Izekor, attached to Ogba sub- region office of BEDC, who was electrocuted while carrying out the disconnection of a customer along Ogba Estate gate road, off Airport road, Benin City, Edo State.
“BEDC shall give to the family of late Izekor N1m as burial support for the deceased. Pay the tuition fees of late Izekor first and second daughters Miss Jennifer Izekor and Annabel Izekor for their four years University programmes.
“BEDC shall give vacation job to Miss Jennifer Izekor on a part time basis during her School holidays and the company shall serve as her place of primary assignment during her service year if posted by NYSC to any of BEDC franchise States, and provide full employment to Miss Jennifer Izekor after her graduation from the University”.
BEDC, also offered the widow, Helen Izekor a huge financial aid to ease her greaves.