EKO Disco denounces the construction on electric cables by the inhabitants of Lagos | The Guardian Nigeria News

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has called on Lagosians to refrain from building structures on power cables.

EKEDC Managing Director, Dr Tinuade Sanda, during strategic engagement with customers in Victoria Island, said that the presence of weak and old cables in the network was due to the construction of buildings on these cables , which made it difficult to carry out repairs. .

Sanda, who was represented by Commercial Director, Ms. Rekhiat Momoh, assured that EKEDC is devising alternative means to mitigate the challenge.

Customers present at the meeting had raised issues of old and overburdened distribution infrastructure affecting supply in their communities. Many residents of Lagos Island have complained about faults due to weak underground cables and overloaded transformers and have therefore requested solutions from DisCo.

On the issue of the overloaded transformer, Sanda assured customers that the company, as part of its continuous improvement projects, is working to provide backup distribution transformers to many areas in the Islands District.

The Divisional Crime Officer of Ikoyi Police Divisional Headquarters, Mr. Ishola Olaitan explained to clients at the forum that the wave of vandalism in Ikoyi and Lagos Island is also contributing to cable damage .

He called on customers to help the police and EKEDC to fight crime by reporting to the police or EKEDC through its whistleblower platforms.

Managing Director, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, said “The Island District is strategic to our business, hence the importance of the engagement forum to help management identify areas of concern. ‘improvement of the electricity supply to customers’.

Jennifer C. Burleigh