22 July 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company has said that the Lagos State Command of Nigeria Police has promised to support the company to boost its revenue generation through debts recovery.
Mr. Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager, Corporate Communications of the company said in a statement issued and made available to newsmen in Lagos.
Idemudia quoted the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Ayuba Elkanah made the promised during a visit of the management of EKEDC to his office.
According to him, Police’s effort is to support the company to perform its operational duties effectively and be able to recoup the debts owed them in some of the police formation under their jurisdiction, adding that aside from the fact that the police needs power supply to power some vital security gadgets, constant power supply is also very vital in enhancing security in the society.
“Constant electricity supply makes the work of Electricity Distribution Companies and that of the police complementary to each other.
“Since the work of the two organisations is complimentary, we must find a way to work together for a better performance of our respective duties,” he said.
Idemudia explained that the police chief appreciated the gesture of the disco in reaching out to them for mutual engagement instead of resorting to disconnection of police formations and facilities for non-payment without consultation.
Elkanah then promised that the police, through the office of the Provost Marshal, would be ready to work with the company for the reconciliation of indebtedness figure and settlement of debts after reconciliation.
Earlier, the leader of EKEDC team, Chasha Momoh who is the Head Project Monitoring Unit of the company, had explained that the visit was in furtherance of the cordial relationship between the police and Eko Disco.
She stressed the importance of prompt settlement of electricity bills by all organisations whether government or private since the company also pays for the bulk energy it receives from the national grid.
In his remarks, the Lagos State Provost Marshal of the Nigeria Police, Mr. Abayomi Faniyi, a Chief superintendent of Police, expressed the readiness of the police to work with Eko Disco towards offsetting electricity debts for both police residential and operational locations.