EKEDC signs agreement with TCN to upgrade distribution in Agbara, Badagry
Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has signed a Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to upgrade the capacity of electricity distribution infrastructure to provide quality and reliable power supply within its network in Agbara and Badagry areas of Lagos.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of the company, Tinuade Sanda, stated this during a town hall meeting with customers at Agbara District, which covers Ijanikin, Agabra Industrial Estate and Badagry environs.
Sanda informed the customers of the rehabilitation of Badagry Expressway and Badagry II 33KV feeders through the Capex projects funded by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to improve power supply in Badagry and its environs and release some distribution transformers to replace the faulty and overloaded ones.
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In a statement issued by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, and made available to The Trumpet, the company said: “Agbara District remains a core focus area of the management due to the expanse landmass of the communities under the district, hence the need to engage our customers and address the challenges affecting electricity supply in those areas.”
Sanda, who was represented at the forum by the Chief Commercial Officer, Rekhiat Momoh, thanked the customers for their support and informed them of the rehabilitation projects by the company to improve power supply to the areas under the Agbara District.
The customers appreciated the DisCo for the platform of engagement and commended the prompt response to faults by the Agbara team of EKEDC.
They requested the Disco to provide more distribution transformers to their growing communities and replace the deteriorating electrical poles and wires affecting the power supply. Other complaints included high estimated billing and request for prepaid meters.
Sanda assured the customers of prompt resolutions to their complaints and announced that EKEDC is about to commence a 72-hour metering exercise (mobile MAP) for Agbara District in September to step up the metering of customers without prepaid meters and put the issue of estimated billing to an end.
She explained that the MAP scheme was reintroduced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) to close the metering gap before the commencement of Phase 1 of the Federal Government’s National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP).