04 March 2014, Lagos – The management of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) on Tuesday said it would collaborate with the Lagos State Government on energy conservation to reduce unnecessary waste by electricity consumers.
The company disclosed the plan in Lagos in a statement by Mr Pekun Adeyanju, its Assistant General Manger, Public Affairs.
The statement said the partnership was announced during a visit by General Manager, Lagos State Electricity Board (LSEB), Mrs Damilola Ogunbiyi, to the management of IKEDC.
It said that Mr Abiodun Ajifowobaje, the Managing Director of IKEDC, raised the issue of energy waste by electricity customers in Lagos.
The statement said that such wastage was part of the obstacles to effective distribution of electricity as the energy being wasted could be easily utilised by other customers.
It therefore, sought the assistance of the state government to partner with the company in enlightening electricity customers on energy conservation.
The statement said some consumers had formed the habit of putting electricity on when not in use.
It also said that structures under power lines posed serious threats to human lives as electrical lines might snap and affect people living or trading under the lines.
Responding, the LSEB general manager said the issue of energy wastage was at the heart of the state government.
She said it was also part of the focus of the coming 7th Lagos Economic Summit, tagged “EHINGBETI 2014’’.
The statement quoted Ogunbiyi as saying that the government had begun awareness campaign to educate Lagosians on how to manage electricity wisely and economically.
It said that IKEDC management had sought the assistance of the government on removal of structures erected under power lines.