Eko Disco reaffirms commitment to stable power supply
The managing director of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Adeoye Fadebiyi, has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to provide stable power supply to Nigerians.
Fadebiyi told lawmakers who visited the management of EKEDC recently that “We are trying as much as possible to get all our customers metered and not just getting meters but smart ones. We have also invested in distribution transformers metering so as to get right estimates when we are billing our customers.
“Our board approved the sum of one hundred and fifty million naira (N150,000,000) as part of our efforts to cushion the effects of the pandemic on Lagosians out of which we donated food items worth over N40 million to the Lagos State government. Over 100 million is being spent on infrastructure and boosting electricity supply to three isolation centres within our network thereby increasing supply to at least 22 hours in the centres”.
He thanked the Lagos lawmakers for the visit and also took his time to explain the dynamics of the power sector value chain and assured the team that efforts were on-going to ensure improvement in supply across the company’s network.
He said “during this period, what we have done is to realign over network in such a way that power is directed to residential customers as most industrial areas are shut. We have achieved that and that is evident in the increase in supply to residential customers”.
The lawmakers expressed their gratitude to EKEDC for its efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and improving supply to all electricity customers within its network.
The team was led by the Chairman, House Committee on Energy and Mineral Resource, Jimi Lai-Mohammed, also in attendance were the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Tunde Braimoh; Secretary, House Committee on Energy and Mineral Resources Segun Erinle, among others were in attendance.
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