EKEDC condemns vandalization of installations

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Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has condemned the spate of attacks on electrical installations.

The company appealed to members of the public to join the fight against vandalism, explaining that it results in prolonged outages.

A statement by the General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia revealed that sabotage is one of the biggest challenges distribution companies (DisCos) face.

The spokesman expressed frustration about deliberate destruction while companies are trying to deliver uninterrupted supply for people’s convenience and economic growth.

EKEDC urged Nigerians to take ownership and report suspicious activities within and around their locations.

“Such acts are against the progress we are making and we will go to the full extent of the law to ensure the perpetrators face the full wrath of law.

“The company needs the support of customers to achieve the overarching objective of a stable and reliable power supply”, Idemudia added.

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Across the country, residents often discover installations have been tampered with by criminals who mostly operate during dark hours.

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) recently called for a sustained media campaign against energy theft and damage of power infrastructure.

The challenge is one of the factors that led to the creation of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The NSCDC Act mandates the agency to protect critical infrastructure, including petroleum pipelines, telecommunication equipment, power, oil and gas installations.

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