The Eko Electricity Distribution Company on Wednesday disclosed that no decision has been reached on the proposed House of Representatives two months free electricity for Nigerians.
This information was contained in a statement signed by the company’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia.
Idemudia noted that while the company is in full support of the proposed intervention by the Federal Government, the details of the proposal is however still being worked upon by relevant stakeholders.
Idemudia also disclosed that the company cannot project the “two months” that will be covered by the palliative and the category of customers that will benefit from the intervention.
He, however, urged its customers to continue to provide support for the company, particularly its essential staff, who are giving their best despite the challenge posed by COVID-19.
He said: “Since the Federal Government’s stay-at-home directive commenced, we have been encouraged by your goodwill, kind commendation and feedback over the improvement in the quality of our service, particularly during this lockdown period.
“The increase in supply enjoyed over this period is the result of the sacrifice, hard work and selfless commitment of our essential workers, who keep giving their best, despite the difficult challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the comfort and safety of all our customers.
“We acknowledge the laudable collaborative efforts of the Federal Government and National Assembly to provide Free Electricity to Nigerians as part of its intended fiscal stimulus to cushion the effect and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerians.
“It is, however, important to note that while this is a welcome development, no decision has been reached on the Proposal.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the two months of free electricity is a legislative proposal and is still under consideration by all relevant stakeholders. The details of the proposal are still being worked upon and we are unable to immediately project which two months will be covered or which category of customers will benefit from the proposed intervention.
“We are asking that our customers continue to support us to sustain our improved service by making use of our various online payment channels for the immediate settlement of bills. Our channels are also fully open for enquiries and resolution of complaints.
“We implore our customers to make use of any of our listed electronic platforms to contact us; Phone number – 07080655555, Email- [email protected], Twitter: ekedp, Facebook: ekoelectricity, Instagram: ekedpng. For safety-related issues, we ask that you reach us through [email protected] or call us on 09029820142.
“We look forward to continuing our delivery of improved services to all our esteemed customers. We urge us all to please ensure we stay safe by adhering to the sanitary, social distancing and other measures advocated by our medical authorities.”