The management of EKo Electricity Distribution Plc. (EKEDP) said that the power supply instability within its network was due to inadequate bulk electricity load allocated to the company from the national grid.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Head of Corporate Communications of the company, Mr Godwin Idemudia, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos.
He said that the company had repeatedly given reasons for the current power rationing and intermittent outage being experienced in areas under its coverage in the past few weeks.
Idemudia said that the outages emanated from a drop in the national generation level as a result of incessant acts of vandalism on gas pipelines and transmission towers.
“The situation was not limited to Eko Electricity Distribution Company coverage areas alone since the problem has to do with low generation level.
“The situation has led to acute power rationing in all areas within the company’s operational territory,’’ he added.
According to the spokesman the areas worst hit by the resultant power rationing include Surulere, Lekki, Ajah, Ibeju, Mushin, Apapa, Yaba and their environs.
Idemudia appealed to customers to bear with the situation, assuring that the company was doing its best to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of electricity to all customers, pending the time there would be improvement.
He said that the company’s customer help lines would be available 24 hour to receive complaints from customers and attend to the problems.
Idemudia said that customers having localised faults outside the general power rationing should contact the customer care unit of the business district covering their areas or the central customer care centre at Marina. (NAN)