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EKEDC, Lagos council strategise to improve energy transmission, sustainability

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The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) and Amuwo Odofin Local Government Council of Lagos State are in strategic discussion on sustaining power transmission and distribution in the local government, officials of the local government have revealed.

The discussion, which involved the business manager of the company, Oyelude Abiodun, and the chairman of the local government, Ayodele Adewale, also touched on electric cables theft and vandalism in the area.

Abiodun, who disclosed that he was on a familiarisation tour of the local government to see ways of improving the energy transmission within the area, also highlighted the challenges confronting his company which, he said, were numerous, ranging from meters acquisition, changing old meters to the new, customers apathy and vandalism of electricity installations.

He hoped however that these challenges were surmountable with time, hinting that EKEDC would facilitate the installation of the transformer purchased by the local government so that people of the area could enjoy uninterrupted power supply.

Adwale had emphasised the need for the energy company to improve the energy supply, develop closer ties with the local government and also hold a town hall meeting to address the challenges confronting the residents on energy issue with a view to solving them.

He also requested for technical support from the company for the installation of a 500kv transformer at the local government secretariat.

Meanwhile, the local government chairman tasked the council staff on structural maintenance, saying that it was the only way development would be sustained in the council, as “development is not just about building big structures and edifice, but about maintenance,” urging all to take ownership of the structures put in place.

He also urged the staff to set good records for themselves, advising “that people should know you for your work and not for your relationship with top people in the society.” The chairman appreciated all the staff for their support and dedication in the past six years of his administration.

The council manager, Segun Ajayi and the NULGE chairman, Tope Lawal thanked Adewale for his hard work and all the structures he had put in place, assuring that they would continue to follow his laid down principles and manage the structures even after the end of his administration.

CHUKA UROKO