Apparently, Eko Disco is committed to making sure the easter celebrations are lit (pun intended) as they have made bold promises to ensure uninterrupted power supply throughout the Easter period for all its customers.
Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager, Corporate Communications of the company, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that the company was aware of the high expectations of customers to enjoy regular power supply during Easter.
“EKEDC has put in place measures to ensure that the customers’ hopes are not dashed.
We assure customers within our operational territory of uninterrupted electricity supply during Easter.
We will ensure that energy from the National Grid is adequately distributed to customers,” he said.
He, however, warned against vandalism and tampering with equipment in the zone as it could cause deaths, serious injuries and power outage.
“It is illegal and dangerous for anyone to trade, live or work near electricity installations or even tamper with them.
“The company is determined to deliver power supply to its customers in a very safe manner; we will collaborate with communities to safeguard electricity installations,” he said.
The EKEDC spokesman appealed to consumers to ensure that their homes and business premises were properly wired and earthed by engaging only approved technicians to ensure the safety of lives and property.
He said the management had set up a committee to ensure that health, safety and environment (HSE) were fully integrated in its operations.
“ We at EKEDc values health and environment because our operation is not just to sell electricity and make money, but to ensure a safe use of the product.”
He also used this medium to plead with the customers to pay their bills on time. Finally, urging customers to use the following lines and email address to report energy theft and ask for help — 08129928282, 07080655555 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.
We all know customers under Eko DisCo will be keeping their fingers crossed to see if the utility keeps its word on providing uninterrupted supply. In recent times DisCos have preferred to shy away from making such promises and have even resorted to pointing fingers at TCN for poor power supply. However, Eko Disco which also just emerged as the top DisCo at Power Forum held at Osogbo, should be commended for making such bold claims. We only hope they back all the talk with actual action.
Do you think other DisCos should emulate this? or Do you believe it’s a classic case of empty promises on the part of Eko DisCo?
Let us know in the comment section.