03 December 2016, Lagos – The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company on Saturday apologised to customers over continuous shortage of electricity supply.
The company’s Head of Corporate Communications in Lagos, Mr. Godwin Idemudia, blamed the shortage on a drastic reduction in the amount of electricity coming to EKEDC from the national grid.
He said that the company could only distribute what was allocated to it from the national grid.
He said, “We are, therefore, appealing to all our customers to bear with us as we try to ration whatever power is given to us in the interim.
“Areas deeply affected by the drop in generation are Ikoyi, Park View Estate, Victoria Island, Awolowo Road, Obalende, Idumagbo, Lagos Island, Oniru and Lekki areas.”
The statement disclosed that the outage had led to vandalism of cables and transformers by unscrupulous elements.
It appealed to consumers within the network to be vigilant to stem the spate of cable theft and transformers vandalism.
He said, “We also want to use this opportunity to appeal to our customers to be vigilant over our equipment as vandals may capitalise on the outage to carry out their evil act.”