Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) took its town hall meeting to Islands District on
Thursday to further its strategic engagement with customers under its franchise network. Held at
the Virgin Rose Resorts in Victoria Island, the forum was attended by residents of Lagos Island,
Victoria Island, and Ikoyi environs.
According to a statement by the EKEDC General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin
Idemudia, the Island District is strategic to our business, hence the importance of the
engagement forum to help the Management to identify areas of improving power supply to the
While commending EKEDC for the recent improvement of power supply and turnaround time to
clearing faults, the customers at the meeting raised the issue of old and overloaded distribution
infrastructure affecting supply in their communities. Many residents from Lagos Island
complained about the faults as a result of weak underground cables and overloaded
transformers and thus requested solutions from the DisCo.
Reacting to the customers’ queries, the MD/CEO of EKEDC, Dr. Tinuade Sanda, represented
by the Chief Commercial Officer, Mrs Rekhiat Momoh, appreciated the customers’ feedback and
explained that the presence of weak and old cables in the network was due to construction of
buildings on such cables, which has made it difficult to carry out repairs. She however stated
that EKEDC is devising alternative means to mitigate this challenge. Concerning the issue of
overloaded transformer, she assured the customers that the company, as part of its continuous
improvements’ projects is working on providing relief distribution transformers to many areas
under the Islands District.
The Divisional Crime Officer of Ikoyi Police Divisional Headquarters, Mr. Ishola Olaitan,
explained to customers at the forum that the spate of vandalism in Ikoyi and Lagos Island also
contributes to the damage of cables. He called on the customers to aid the Police Force and
EKEDC in curbing the crime by reporting to the Police or EKEDC via its whistleblower platforms.