July 13, 2024

EKEDC upgrades distribution infrastructure in Agbara, Badagry

Oredola Adeola

In its continuous bid to boost operations through investment in infrastructure, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has signed a service level agreement with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to upgrade the capacity of Badagry Expressway and Badagry II 33KV feeders via the Capital expenditure projects funded by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to improve power supply in Badagry and its environs.

Dr. Tinuade Sanda MD/CEO of Eko Disco, made this known at a town hall meeting held in Agbara District, covering areas including  Ijanikin, Agbara Industrial Estate, and the Badagry environs.

Dr. Sanda, who was represented at the customers’ engagement forum by Mrs. Rekhiat Momoh, Chief Commercial Official, commended 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.

According to her, the EKEDC has released some distribution transformers to replace the faulty and relieve the overloaded ones in the area under its network. She added that some electricity distribution infrastructures have been installed in the District to provide quality and reliable power supply within the Disco’s network.

She announced that EKEDC has signed a service level agreement with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to upgrade the capacity of some electricity distribution infrastructures to provide quality and reliable power supply within the Disco’s network.

Dr. 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) in 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 further noted that the  Meter Asset Providers(MAP) scheme was reintroduced by the industry regulator, NERC, to close the metering gap before the commencement of Phase 1 of the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP) by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The meeting according to Godwin Idemudia, EKEDC Corporate Communications General Manager, was attended by residents and representatives of communities under the district.
He said, “Agbara District is a core focus 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”
He noted that the customers commended the Disco for the platform of engagement and commended the prompt response to faults by the EKEDC Agbara team.
Idemudia further revealed that the customers also urged EKEDC to provide more distribution transformers to their growing communities and replace the deteriorating electrical poles and wires affecting the power supply.
Other complaints according to the EKEDC CCGM, included high estimated billing and requests for prepaid meters.
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