Eko and Ibadan electricity distributing companies have reiterated their commitments to improving the current power supply situation in their franchise areas to ensure there is adequate power supply to their customers during the period of the celebration and beyond.
According to EKO Disco in statement signed by Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications stated that the continuous upgrade of its facilities and distribution infrastructure is to enable the company consolidate its promise of improved supply to all the customers within its distribution network.
He also said that the company is committed to ensuring that the bulk of its customers benefit from the ongoing National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP) and appealed to customers who have registered and are yet to receive their prepaid meters to exercise patience, noting that the distribution is in phases. He encouraged customers who are yet to apply to log on to the company’s website to fill and complete the application form
Idemudia said that the Company is aware that many individuals and families may not be celebrating Easter in its usual fanfare, considering that the world is only just recovering from the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic, but added that while such difficulty and challenge may have lasted for a while, it is convinced that in no time the world will be back to normal.
“The impact of COVID-19 is still not lost on us, this year’s Easter celebration will still be celebrated amid mild restrictions and public health guideline, Easter however comes with the reassurance that our world will soon be back to normal
The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc led by John Ayodele on the other hand said that in order to ensure steady service delivery during the period, a special rapid response team has been put together to reinforce and strengthen our service delivery.
“We recognize the fact that the demand for electricity always increases during the festive season, we have therefore positioned our technical crew to monitor and patrol the network to ensure faults are cleared as and when due and also mitigate the effect of any disruption to electricity supply,” he said.
He enjoined all Nigerians to reflect on the lessons of piety, love and self-sacrifice for the good of others, which are the essences of the Easter celebration.
He appealed for the strict observance of the COVID-19 precautionary measures as recommended by NCDC of wearing face masks in public places, regular washing of hands & use of sanitizers and physical distancing during the Easter celebrations. He however warned against vandalism and tampering with equipment across IBEDC network, as it could cause deaths or serious injuries. He also advised consumers to ensure that their homes and business premises are properly wired and earthed only by approved technicians to ensure safety of lives and property.
“It is illegal and dangerous for anyone to trade, live or work near electricity installations or even tamper with them, motorists are also admonished to avoid drinking under the influence of alcohol and observe traffic rules to prevent collision with electrical poles and other accidents,’’ He explained.
John Ayodele encouraged customers to take advantage of our hassle-free channels to pay bills and vend such as quick teller, etransact, Payarena, Jumia and ATM to avoid disconnection during the holiday period.’’