Lagos — The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, has vowed to continue to provide best possible services to its customers.
The company made this known as it reacted to the power outage at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, which allegedly preceded the recent shootings at #ENDSARS protesters in the area.
It said it would continue to provide the best electricity supply, customer service and fault resolution for as long as it is safe for its staff to leave their homes and families, and arrive at their work locations safely.
Denying the allegations that it took power supply at the Toll Plaza on the Lekki-Epe expressway, where the protesters were shot, the company, in a statement signed by General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr Godwin Idemudia, said it does not handle power supply to the Lekki Toll Gate.
EKEDC said the Lagos State had contracted the supply of electricity to the plaza and the street lightings in the area to an Independent Power Plant, IPP.
The statement read in parts: “We will like to respectfully and categorically state that EKEDC does not handle power supply to the Lekki Toll Gate and they independently generate their own power supply through IPPs.
“The rest of the Lekki area supplied by EKEDC had power supply from us throughout the night save for any areas where there were technical faults.”
It added: “We are extremely saddened by the turn of events yesterday (Tuesday) and we stand with all well-meaning Nigerians who want a better future for our dear nation.
“EKEDC management vows to continue to provide best possible electricity supply, customer service and fault resolution for as long as it is safe for our staff to leave their homes/families and arrive at their work locations safely.”