Eko DisCo Gives Reasons for Power Rationing

Eko Electricity Distribution Plc on Friday gave explanations for the current power rationing and intermittent outage being experienced in areas under its coverage over the past few weeks, The Punch reports.

The company, in a statement signed by its Head of Corporate Communications, Mr. Idemudia Godwin, said the power supply instability was partly due to inadequate bulk electricity load allocation to the company from the national grid. It said this arose from a drop in the national generation level as a result of incessant acts of vandalism on gas pipelines and transmission towers.

Eko Disco said the situation was not limited to the company’s coverage areas alone, adding that all parts of the country were affected since the problem had to do with low generation levels. It said the situation had led to acute power rationing in all areas within the company’s operational territory. According to the statement, areas worst hit by the resultant power rationing include Surulere, Lekki, Ajah, Ibeju, Mushin, Apapa, Yaba and their environs.