The Management of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has declared as a criminal offence, any form of monetary demand by its officials from customers for the purposes of purchasing or repairing faulty facilities, Daily Post reports.
EEDC in this regard said it was entirely its responsibility to purchase, install and repair transformers and other facilities without demanding for money from customers. It also announced that it was unrelenting in its efforts to ensure that all its customers are metered.
The power company said in this regard, it had committed over N10b for metering contracts, which it explained would be done in phases. Addressing customers at a town hall meeting in Enugu, EEDC Head of Operations, Vincent Ekwekwu, also blamed the poor national supply for the inadequate power situation within its area of operation.