Lagos residents have been urged by Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) to refrain from erecting constructions on power lines.
Managing Director of EKEDC, Dr. Tinuade Sanda, stated at a strategic engagement with consumers in Victoria Island that the network’s weak and outdated cables are a result of buildings being built on top of them, making it challenging to perform repairs.
According to Sanda, who was represented by EKEDC’s chief commercial officer, Mrs. Rekhiat Momoh, new strategies are being developed to address the problem.
Customers complained about how their towns’ supply was being affected by outdated and overburdened distribution systems at the conference. Numerous Lagos Island residents requested assistance from the DisCo after reporting difficulties brought on by faulty subterranean cables and overloaded transformers.
Regarding the issue of an overloaded transformer, Sanda reassured the clients that the business is working to provide relief distribution transformers to numerous regions within the Islands District as part of its programs for ongoing improvement.
Customers at the forum were informed by Mr. Ishola Olaitan, Divisional Crime Officer of Ikoyi Police Divisional Headquarters, that the recent wave of vandalism in Ikoyi and Lagos Island also contributes to the damage of cables.
He urged the clients to use the Police Force’s and EKEDC’s whistleblower programs to report criminal activity in order to help the two organizations reduce crime.
“Island District is crucial to our company, hence the need of the engagement forum to allow the management to identify areas of enhancing power delivery to the customers,” said Godwin Idemudia, general manager of corporate communications at EKEDC.