The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has apologised to its customers for the continuous shortage of power supply.
The Head of Corporate Communications of the company, Godwin Idemudia, in a statement, blamed the lack of power supply 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.
The statement read in parts: “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 the generation are Ikoyi, Park View Estate, Victoria Island, Awolowo Road, Obalende, Idumagbo, Lagos Island, Oniru and Lekki areas,” the statement said.
The statement noted that the outage had led to vandalism of cables and transformers by unscrupulous elements.
It appealed to consumers within the franchise to be vigilant to stem the spate of cable theft and transformers vandalism.
It said, “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.”