EEDC clarifies on reason for lack of constant electricity in Anambra


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC) has reacted to a publication accusing it of inability to handle power distribution in Anambra State.

A press statement by the management of the company also reacted to allegations that the state government paid the sum of N100billion to it.

The company said: “The story trending across the social media is loaded with false and unfounded information, all in a bid to smear the reputation of EEDC and pitch its esteemed customers against the organization.”

Clarifying on the drop in power supply in Anambra, the company said: “EEDC is a distribution company, with license only to distribute electricity.

“EEDC does not generate electricity, neither does it transmit electricity, but only distributes that which is generated and transmitted to it. It therefore will be unfair to blame EEDC of not providing adequate electricity in the South East, a situation that is totally beyond its control.

“EEDC can only distribute what it gets from the national grid based on its
allocation which is dependent on the total energy generated in the country. For electricity to get to customers, there are parties that need to work in synergy to see that it happens.

“They are referred to as the “electricity value chain” and made up of the Generation Companies (GenCos), Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), and the Distribution Companies (DisCos). Each has its own
primary responsibility which impacts on others.”

It said there is no truth in the rumour that it owed TCN N12billion, leading to refusal of the transmission company to transmit power to it.

On the allegation that it received N100billion from Anambra State government, the company said: “In response to the misinformation circulating on social media, we would like to clarify that there has been no transaction involving the payment of over N100 billion to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) by the Anambra State government.”

The company said the malignant is targeted at its chairman, Sir Emeka Offor who they said his philanthropic gesture across Nigeria is very well known to all.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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