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EKEDC explains reasons for prolonged outage

By Kehinde Olatunji
28 September 2021   |   3:07 am
The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), yesterday, appealed to customers and the public to join in the fight against vandalism of its electrical installations

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The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), yesterday, appealed to customers and the public to join in the fight against vandalism of its electrical installations, resulting in regressing the growth pace of the company as well as prolonging outages.

In a statement signed by its General Manager, Corporate Communications of EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, the electricity distribution firm said that vandalism had become one of the biggest challenges being faced by distribution companies, which resulted in frequent and prolonged outages and also affects growth in the power sector.

He said: “It is really appalling that while we are working tirelessly to ensure we make the required progress in ensuring that we deliver our goal of supplying customers with safe, reliable and uninterrupted power supply, some unscrupulous elements in the society are sabotaging those efforts by vandalising the equipment meant to serve customers. Such acts are against the progress we are making and we will ensure the perpetrators face the full wrath of the law.

“We appeal to our esteemed customers and the public to join us in this fight and report suspicious activities around the equipment to enable us to serve them better.

They can report through 08129929016 or via a whistleblowing email; whistleblower@ekedp.com or any of the social media platforms (Facebook: Eko electricity, Instagram: ekedpng). Customers can also report at any of the offices close to them,” he added.

He noted that these equipment are jointly owned by the company and customers and it is imperative for both parties to take ownership of securing them as they are partners in progress.

He added that the company needs the support of customers to achieve the overarching objective of a stable and reliable power supply.