Energy theft has been a major issue rocking the Power Distribution Companies within the Country. Several approach has been taken by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and even the DisCos themselves in curbing this menace. NERC, in an attempt at addressing the issue, made stiffen sanctions on perpetrators of this dastardly act. This consistent power theft has in many ways hampered quality service delivery to customers by their franchised DisCo.
The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDP) went a step further in the war against power theft, when its new Chief Executive Officer, Mr.Adeoye Fadeyibi threatened to publish the names of anyone who engages in meter-bypass or any acts of energy theft on the mass media.
He made this know in Lagos, during an official handing-over of baton of leadership by the former CEO Mr. Oladele Amoda to him. He futher noted that this action would deter people from engaging in the unwholesome practice
“Our advice to such people is straightforward and simple. Change your ways or get disgraced or we will explore all legal options, including prosecution and naming and shaming in the media, to bring such saboteurs of our efforts to book. Let it be known that though the leadership of the Eko Disco has changed, the business, the market and our products remain the same, just like our goals,’’ he said.
Fadeyibi said that he would ensure that the right people are put in the right roles and equipped with the right tools, in order for the company to effectively meet the expectations of its customers.
“No business thrives when key players work without clear-cut direction about their destination. This is why we must set standards for all functions and roles, so we can know how we are faring in the realisation of our set goals. Our goal is to create more and more inclusive leaders and individuals that go above and beyond towards the realisation of our corporate goals. For business profitability to be attained, we must plan together, move together and succeed together,’’ he said.