By Shola Akingboye – 23rd December 2020
The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has assured customers within its franchise of adequate electricity supply during the yuletide season.
The statement by the company’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Oyebode Fadipe, noted that a special rapid response team has been set up to reinforce and strengthen the existing structure to enable AEDC respond to customers’ complaints speedily.
The company said it recognises the fact that electricity consumption is expected to increase during the yuletide as a composite demand, hence the need for a rapid response team it set up.
“We recognise the fact that the demand for electricity always increases during the festive season, just as customers have zero tolerance for interruptions as always. That is why we have set up the special rapid response team that will respond to complaints quickly in order to clear whatever fault that is reported.”
Wishing its customers a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year, AEDC urged them to adhere strictly to the safety protocols associated with the use of electricity and resist the urge to resort to unlawful use of electricity.
According to AEDC, the payment for electricity by customers is as critical to the survival of the Company as the safe use of the commodity by the customers.
“Just as we are committed to uninterrupted power supply, customers too must be committed to a tradition of paying for the electricity they consume, as this is a critical survival determinant for industry. AEDC will however not hesitate to disconnect customers that fail to settle their electricity bill accurately and at the appropriate time”.
On nationwide mass metering, AEDC said in the statement that the program is progressing steadily within its franchise. The Company reiterated its readiness to meter all customers who currently do not have a meter or whose meters are malfunctioning within its franchise area.