July 16, 2024

NLC strike:Eko DisCo urges customers to use approved e-payment channels, closes offices temporarily

Oredola Adeola

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has announced the temporary closure of all its business offices due to the ongoing nationwide withdrawal of service by the Nigeria Labour Congress which started on Tuesday November 14, 2023.

This decision was confirmed in a statement by Babatunde Lasaki, General Manager of Corporate Communication and Strategy and obtained by EnergyDay on Tuesday.

According to Lasaki, the majority of the company’s business offices are temporarily closed due to the ongoing NLC indefinite strike.

EnergyDay confirmed that the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) took the action in compliance with the NLC’s directives to all members following the recent assault on Joe Ajaero, NLC President, in Imo State on November 1, 2023.

The EKEDC GM Corporate Communication further mentioned that cash services will operate on a reduced scale during this period and encouraged customers to use approved e-payment channels to pay their utility bills to continue to stay connected.

This temporary closure according to Lasaki is a response to the ongoing industrial action by the Nigerian Labour Congress, adding that the company is taking measures to ensure minimal disruption to its services during the period.

The spokesperson restated the DisCo’s commitment to customer satisfaction and service delivery.

Lasaki however noted that EKEDC is dedicated to upholding service standards, as its staff will be available to attend to essential services.