Eko Disco apologises over prolonged blackout

Dec 3 2016 - 1:05pm

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Saturday apologised to customers over continuous shortage of electricity supply.

A statement by Mr Godwin Idemudia, the company’s Head of Corporate Communications in Lagos, blamed the shortage on a drastic reduction in the amount of electricity coming to EKEDC from the national grid.

According to the statement, the company could only distribute what was allocated to it from the national grid.

“We are, therefore, appealing to all our customers to bear with us as we try to ration whatever power is given to us in the interim.

“EKEDC highly regrets any inconveniences caused by this prolonged blackout, though most of our consumers are affected by this outage but some areas are deeply affected.

“Areas deeply affected by the drop in generation are Ikoyi, Park View Estate, Victoria Island, Awolowo Road, Obalende, Idumagbo, Lagos Island, Oniru and Lekki areas,” the statement said.

The statement disclosed that the outage had led to vandalism of cables and transformers by unscrupulous elements.

It appealed to consumers within the network to be vigilant to stem the spate of cable theft and transformers vandalism.

“We also want to use this opportunity to appeal to our customers to be vigilant over our equipment as vandals may capitalise on the outage to carry out their evil act,” it stated. (NAN)
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