07 August 2015, Lagos – Manufacturers in Lagos have threatened to abandon the Ikeja Distribution Company (Ikeja DISco), if its quality of power supply continues to deteriorate.
In fact, some manufacturers frustrated by the Disco’s poor services have started generating their own power owing to frequent outages.
Rising from a crucial meeting in Lagos, the manufacturers under the aegis of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, Ikeja branch, affirmed that they are always at a great loss following the quality of power generated by Ikeja Electric, as well as non- metering system prevalent in Lagos.
They also condemned the use of Best of Judgement (BoS) by the Disco, saying that it is not only unfair but also unethical.
In a communiqué reached at the end of the meeting and signed by the association’s Chairman, Prince Oba Okojie, the manufacturers urged the Ikeja Disco to urgently upgrade its information technology, and have a robust financial payment system to accommodate payments by cheques, drafts and funds transfer among others.
They, however, called on their members to effect prompt payment of energy bills as and at when due to enable Ikeja Electric have funds to defray its cost of operations.