System collapse is responsible for power outage from national grid- EKEDC

The power outage experienced by some of its customers late on Friday is due to system collapse from the National Grid (NG), the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has revealed.


Revealing this in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday, is Mr Godwin Idemudia, the General Manager Corporate Communications, EKEDC .
He revealed that the collapse happened at about 9.38 p.m. on Friday but was restored early on Saturday morning.
Idemudia apologised to EKEDC’s customers affected by the outage, explaining that it was not the company’s doing.
The general manager also denied allegations of mass disconnection of consumers’ lines by the disco.
He revealed that the disconnected customers are those owing the company.
He warned customers against intimidating or assaulting EKEDC’s officials carrying out their statutory duties.
He said that the company would no longer tolerate the assault of its staff.
Meanwhile, Alhaji Nurudeen Muritala, the Chairman, Ebute-Meta Landlords’ Association, has urged EKEDC to provide prepaid meters to residents of the area.
Muritala speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) decried the issuance of estimated billings to residents of the area by the company.
He geared EKEDC to cover the area in its ongoing prepaid meter installation, adding that the customers in the community were always paying their monthly bills promptly.

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