Eko Electricity Distribution Company has cautioned its customers against any form of illegal connection or reconnection.
This followed two electrocution incidences that occurred in Ojo area of Lagos.
According to the General Manager, Corporate Communications of EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, the company is concerned about the safety of lives and property of its customers.
Idemudia said: “We always warn our customers about the dangers of all forms of illegal connection as the risk of electrocution is too high when it comes to electrical equipment and installations.
“Our staff are authorized to work on our installations because we have invested heavily on their trainings, some of which include exchange programmes with our partners in other countries to boost their knowledge.
“It is worrisome that people still engage in illegal reconnection as nothing equates the value of a life.
“Our topmost priority at EKEDC is safety of lives and property and the importance of the health and safety of our staff and customers cannot be overemphasised and it is unfortunate that two lives were lost due to these illegal connections.
“We commiserate with the families of the deceased and pray the almighty grants them the fortitude to bear the losses.”
Idemudia enjoined customers and the general public to always engage the authorised staffers of the Company in all their electrical connections and reconnections to avoid any avoidable death and injury, whilst also urging customers to seek appropriate channels of resolution for their complaints via its dedicated customer care line and emails: 07080655555, [email protected], our social media platforms: (facebook: ekoelectricity, twitter:ekedp, instagram: ekedpng); as well as our zonal and district offices and report all potential safety hazards through its dedicated safety line and email: 09029820142 and [email protected].
He stated that the Company will continue in its efforts to sensitise customers about their health and safety and advised that they should adhere to all safety measures put in place by the Government to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been on the rise in the past weeks.