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Business - October 14, 2018

Enugu Electricity Company frowns at increased damage of its properties

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Worried by the high rate of vehicular accidents within its network, the management of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), has called for a change of attitude.

The electricity company said that the constant damages, not only affects its revenue, but also impacts on the quality of service delivery to electricity customers.

Head of Communications, EEDC, Mr. Emeka Ezeh, said in a chat with newsmen in Enugu over the weekend that on a weekly basis, the organisation records report of these accidents involving commuter buses, private cars, trailers, tankers and tippers from its Service Centers and District Offices.

He said that this situation affects EEDC properties, such as: transformers, feeder pillars, line accessories, high tension (HT) and low tension (LT) lines; and always subjects the organisation to so much pressure, as it struggles to replace the damaged equipment and restore supply to its customers in the affected areas.

“These situations forcefully throw our customers into darkness for the period and  further cripples business activities within the area” Ezeh said.

Ezeh attributed some of the causes of these to over speeding, driving under the influence of substances, making calls while driving, and other reckless attitude of the drivers and overloading of trailers and trucks high above their capacities, to the extent that they cause obstruction and in some cases bridge the lines or even pull them down alongside the poles.

According to him, “EEDC is therefore appealing to drivers to be more cautious, practice safe driving, avoid over speeding as well as all forms of recklessness while on the road, as this will reduce the downtime attributed to these accidents and go a long way in saving lives and properties.

“This will also enable EEDC channel its resources to other projects that will improve service delivery to its customers, rather than repairs due to accidents,” he added.

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