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SIX CONVICTED FOR VANDALISING EEDC INSTALLATION

Six accused persons were convicted for acts of sabotage ranging from illegal installation of Pre-Paid meter and vandalisation of various distribution substations belonging to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC).

One of the convicts, Valentine Ikechukwu, who was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment on January 26, 2017 at the Federal High Court 1, Awka by Hon. Justice Gafai, was arrested at Onitsha by the Police for installing illegal and untested Pre-Paid Meters in EEDC network. He was arraigned at the Federal High Court, Awka on a 2 count charge of tampering with EEDC installations and disturbing electricity flow contrary to provision of Section 1(9) of Miscellaneous Offences Act, LFN, 2004 and Electricity Power Sector Reform Act, 2005.

Similarly, for tampering, damaging and disconnecting two intermediate armored cables belonging to EEDC, Kingsley Mgbemena and Tochukwu Asomba were sentenced to  three years imprisonment respectively on January 25, 2017 by Hon. Justice Gafai of the Federal High Court 1, Awka.

Also convicted was Mr. Adamu Haruna, who was sentenced to a one year jail term for unlawful possession of High Tension aluminium cable belonging to EEDC on December 1, 2016 by Magistrate Mrs. M.C. Nneji at Magistrate Court, Enugu-North, Enugu.

On November 17, 2016 at the Federal High Court, Umuahia, Abia State, Emeka Stanley and Chinedu Elekwachi were sentenced to three years imprisonment respectively for vandalising some installations belonging to EEDC at Ikwuano Local Government Area, Abia State.

The Management of EEDC has frowned at the increasing activities of these individuals who have been frustrating its efforts to provide quality service to its customers; but have expressed their commitment not to relent in the fight against vandals.

In 2016, EEDC spent over N60 million to replace vandalised equipment at the various distribution substations and other installations. This has resulted in significant financial loss to the company.

Perpetrators of these nefarious acts are therefore advised to desist and customers are encouraged to join hands with EEDC to protect these installations that are provided to serve them.

EEDC also commends the continued effort and support of vigilante groups and security agencies such as the Civil Defence Corps, the Army and the Nigerian Police towards ensuring that this ugly menace is addressed and perpetrators brought to book.


YOUTHS SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR VANDALISING EEDC INSTALLATIONS

In Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, three accused persons were arrested by men of the Nigerian Police and subsequently arraigned, tried and convicted for crimes ranging from conspiracy, vandalising armoured cables and transformers belonging to Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC)...Read More


COMMISSIONING OF NERC FORUM OFFICES IN AWKA AND ABAKALIKI

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, will commission two additional Forum Offices in the South-East in line with its mission to promote and ensure an investor-friendly environment as well as meet the quest of Nigerians for safe, adequate, reliable and affordable electricity.

The forum offices which are under the jurisdiction of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, include Awka, Anambra State and Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. The Minister of Labour and Employment and former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chris Ngige, will commission the Awka Office on Thursday, April 14, 2016, while his counterpart in the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, will commission the Abakaliki office on Thursday, April 28.

The commissioning will bring the total number of Forum Offices within the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, coverage area to three including Enugu, with the Zonal Office in Owerri, Imo State. A statement by the Head, Communications, EEDC, Emeka Eze, stated that “the setting up of the forum offices by NERC is to ensure that electricity disputes are resolved and that customers have a say in what affects them as customers of electricity providers.

“With the commissioning of these additional offices, customers can now lodge their electricity complaints at any of the NERC offices at the following location/address: Abakaliki Forum Office: 3 Ezekuna Crescent, Off Nsugbe Street, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State".


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EEDC wishes to inform the public that application forms for the Credited Advance Payment Metering Initiative (CAPMI) are free...Read More

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 FG HANDS OVER ENUGU ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY TO PRIVATE INVESTOR  

The Federal Government on Friday handed over the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, EEDC, to a private investor, the Interstate Electrics Limited.

In his speech at the event, which took place at the corporate headquarters of EEDC in Enugu, Nigeria’s Vice President Namadi Sambo said without the commitment of his boss, President Goodluck Jonathan, the handing over ceremony would have been impossible.

Sambo, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mr Danladi Kefani stated that the handing over ceremony was part of the reform in the power sector.

He expressed hope that the new company would help to improve electricity distribution.

Also the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Interstate Electric Limited, Robert Dicterman described his company as a special purpose vehicle created from a consortium comprising Chrome Energy Nigeria Limited, Powerhouse International Limited and Metropolitan Electricity Authority of Thailand.

According to him, IEL as a consortium had ample financial resources and the technical execution ability to modernize and dramatically
improve the reliability of EEDC’s distribution network and customer experience.

Dicterman stated that the pillars of the company would be integrity, customer service and performance, adding they expected that through this change in control, there would be some reshaping of the company’s strategy, goals and objectives.


He further assured that they would treat their customers with integrity so that “we can ask same of them and reduce illegal connections and uncollectable accounts.

“Our second pillar is Customer Service. Although we have monopoly of territory, we will put our customers first just as any successful business would do. We recognize that our customers have choices and they make intelligent decisions. They form opinions of our company
through our performance, which includes the reliability of the distribution grid, how we perform preventive maintenance and keep good working order”.

The outgoing Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the EEDC, Engineer Sulieman Yahaya had in an address, expressed profound
gratitude to the Federal Government over the Electric Power Reform Act 2005 that reshaped the energy sector in readiness for
greater performance.

“As earlier stated, EEDC covers the South-East geo-political zones. Enugu Distribution Company is also blessed with competent and
resourceful workforce. I assure you that the right infrastructure is in place, EEDC has the competences to grow into sustainable and profitable company”, he said.


Source: Businessnews; http://businessnews.com.ng/2013/11/01/fg-hands-enugu-electricity-distribution-company-private-investor/