EKEDC decries rising energy theft, illegal connection by Lekki residents

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has threatened to prosecute residents within the Lekki business unit involved in energy theft and illegal connection.

Chief executive officer of EKEDC, Tinuade Sanda, spoke on Friday during the customers’ engagement forum in Lagos tagged, ‘DisCo’s energy theft awareness week’.

Sanda, represented by Catherine Ezeafulukwe, chief customer experience officer of EKEDC, said a high rate of energy theft was the major hindrance to steady power supply within the area.

According to her, improving the quality of supply to customers is the primary objective of the engagement forum in Lekki district.

Ezeafulukwe appealed to customers within the axis to join the company in the fight against energy theft, adding that it has negatively impacted the supply and distribution of power in the area.

The EKEDC officer said, management has taken steps to limit vandalism on its network, including suspending and firing employees who have been found guilty of deceiving members. The management is also collaborating with law enforcement and community vigilantes in this regard.

“This act is now beyond our control because the action is being perpetrated by some ex-officials of EKEDC who no longer work for the organisation, but have clear understanding of the power network in the area,” she said.

“We are committed to arresting these criminals.

She told the customers to expose those bypassing meters and energy theft in their areas.

On meter, Ezeafulukwe disclosed that EKEDC had commenced aggressive metering of all its customers who have paid for the facility.

According to her, the company is collaborating with vendors closely and promises significant improvement in the metering system.

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