The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Plc (EKEDP) says the erratic power supply within its network is due to bulk electricity load allocated the company from the national grid and a drop in national generation.
This is contained in a statement issued by Godwin Idemudia, head of corporate communications of the company.
“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.”
Idemudia said the areas worst hit by the resultant power rationing include Surulere, Lekki, Ajah, Ibeju, Mushin, Apapa, Yaba and their environs.
He 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 hours per day to receive complaints from customers and attend to the problems.
Idemudia also 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.