Equipment: EKEDC urges concerted fight against vandalism

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Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has appealed to customers and the public to join in the fight against vandalism of its electrical installations.

The DisCo made the appeal in a statement issued by its General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr Godwin Idemudia on Monday in Lagos.

Idemudia said incessant vandalism of electrical installations was one of the biggest challenges of EKEDC and other DisCos.

He said it was responsible for prolonged outages and development of the nation’s power sector.

According to him, it is appalling that while EKEDC is working tirelessly to ensure safe and uninterrupted power supply, some unscrupulous persons are sabotaging these efforts by vandalising

the equipment meant to serve its customers.

“Such acts are against the progress we are making and we will go the full extent of the law to ensure the perpetrators face the full wrath of the law.

“We appeal to our esteemed customers and the public to join us in this fight and report suspicious activities around our equipment to enable us serve them better.

“They can report through 08129929016 or via our whistleblowing email; whistleblower@ekedp.com or any of our social media platforms (Facebook: Eko electricity, Instagram: ekedpng).

“Customers can also report at any of our offices close to them.”

According to Idemudia, these equipment are jointly owned by the company and customers and it is imperative for both parties to take ownership of securing them as they are partners in progress.

He added that the company needs the support of customers to achieve the overarching objective of a stable and reliable power supply.