The Management of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, has declared as a criminal offence any form of monetary demand by its officials from customers for the purposes of purchasing or repairing faulty facilities.
EEDC in this regards said it was entirely its responsibility to purchase, install and repair transformers and other facilities without demanding for money from customers.
It also announced that it was unrelenting in its efforts to ensure that all its customers are metered.
The power company said in this regards, it had committed over N10b for meter contract, which it explained would be done in phases.
Addressing customers at a town hall meeting in Enugu, EEDC Head of Operations, Vincent Ekwekwu, also blamed the inadequate power situation within its area of operation on the national supply.
Ekwekwu said that whereas they need not less than 740 mega watts of electricity to ensure steady power supply, the Transmission Company only supplies them with about 220 mega watts.
He explained that the company was pained over its inability to meet power demands of her customers.
Ekwekwu, however, assured of the company’s commitment towards improving her facilities, pointing out that they would replace faulty transformers and service serviceable ones.
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