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EKEDC appeals to FESTAC Town consumers over outages

29 April 2015, 08:35

Lagos - The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has appealed to consumers in FESTAC Town, Lagos over the irregular power supply in the last two weeks.

Godwin Idemudia, Assistant General Manager and Head of Corporate Communication, EKEDC made the appeal on Tuesday in Lagos.

Idemedia said that the outage was due to faulty underground cables that supply electricity to the area.

He assured that constant power supply to the town would be restored on April 29.

"I want to assure the affected consumers that electricity supply will be restored to them on April 29.

"Most of the installations in FESTAC Town were built underground but it is quite unfortunate that people have erected buildings on this cables.

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"This has made it occasionally very difficult for our engineers to trace fault anytime the cable is faulty.

"We are being confronted with this problem daily and this has led to the delay in restoring power supply to our consumers in the area.

"A mighty building was erected exactly where the present cable got damaged, thereby making it difficult for our engineers to rectify it on time.

"Even some of the consumers in the area protested to our office in FESTAC Town last week but we assured them that work is ongoing on the said cable," he said.

He, however, said that the engineers have discovered an alternative way to rectify the cable.

He urged the customers in the affected areas not to vandalise EKEDC equipment in their neighbourhood because of the outage.



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