THE Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC, has promised to install all idle transformers in Agbara and Badagry communities. Adeoye Fadeyibi, managing director, EKEDC, said the process would improve power supply in the area.
Fadeyibi, who gave the assurance at the virtual customer forum on Thursday, June 4, said the forum was created by the company to replace the town hall meeting usually held with customers and community leader representatives. Fadeyibi, who was represented by Sunday Oyejide, business manager, Agbara District Unit, EKEDC, said the meeting was in continuation of its normal town hall engagement usually held to feel the pulse of the community on its service delivery.
“On transformers that were not connected, either donated by the state government, local government or community efforts, we have compiled them and forwarded same for necessary actions. The project department of EKEDC will take up the issue of idle transformers and address it promptly.
“My advice is that all communities that have idle transformers should attach the receipts of purchase or letter of allocations or evidence of right ownership that they are meant to be used within your community to EKEDC for necessary action,” he said.
Fadebiyi appealed to customers, who were on analogue meters to apply for prepaid meters through its Meter Asset Providers, MAPs, process. “Prepaid meter is the solution to billing and everyone should endeavour to key into MAP process of getting it. You either download the form from our website or get the form from our office, complete and submit for processing. After that, you will be communicated on the mode of payment and after 14 days the meter will be installed.”
On the issue of high billing, the managing director said that efforts were being made for the installation of statistical meters on all the transformers that would ensure adequate billing.
He advised the customers on estimation to equally manage energy by ensuring no light was on during the day. “Please, let us encourage our people to come for adjustments and key in for prepaid meters as a means of putting ends to billing issues,” he said.
Fadebiyi urged the customers within the network to pay promptly their monthly bills. “All these equally depend on revenue we are able to get back from the system. In some areas, their collection efficiency is nothing to write home about and the business cannot be run at a loss.”
He urged communities within the zone to create WhatsApp group on electricity and add EKEDC so that issues could be discussed without delays in fault clearing. “I want to appreciate everyone here for their time and data spent for this meeting,” he said.
– Jun. 5, 2020 @ 16:25 GMT |