Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) PLC has raised the alarm that activities of its technical and maintenance teams have been disrupted due to the ongoing unrest/protests in South East states and many other parts of Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement signed by Head, Corporate Communications of EEDC, Emeka Ezeh, and sent to Techeconomy.ng on Friday, October 23.
The statement read: “Activities of the EEDC technical and maintenance teams have been disrupted as a result of unsafe working environment occasioned by the ongoing unrest/protests across parts of the South East states where we operate.
In view of this, several reported faults affecting supply to our esteemed customers are yet to be attended to, as lives of our personnel are under threat, and as a result their safety is not guaranteed.
“We are however aware and concerned of the untold inconveniences this situation has caused our customers who are currently out of supply, understanding how critical electricity is to everyone, especially as most people are staying safe at home due to the imposed curfew and unrest.
“Safety and safe environment are aspects of our operation that we do not compromise, as they allow our field staff efficiently carry out their duties without fear. We are however closely monitoring the situation, and as soon as normalcy returns, all outstanding faults will be cleared and supply restored.
“We therefore regret the inconveniences this situation has caused our esteemed customers and assure them of EEDC’s commitment towards delivering improved services.
Recall that Nigerian youths had recently taken to the streets to demand that the country’s leaders disband the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and reform the nation’s police force.
After many days of the peaceful protests, the agitation degenerated into violence in many parts of the country, compelling many companies to stop their operations across the nation.