Maduako Igbokwe l Monday, January 24, 2022
ONITSHA, Anambra – The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has stated that the three days sit at home order by Indigenous People of Biafara IPOB last week nearly paralyzed the company’s revenue collections .
According to a statement issued on Monday by the Head of Corporate Communications, EEDC Mr. Emeka Ezeh said they lost heavy money within the days of sit at home in the zone
He said the company would seriously embark on intensive revenue drive across its franchise area. Eze said that the exercise will take off on Tuesday, 25th January and end on Saturday, 29th January, 2022.
“The revenue drive is to enable the company cover up for the lost days experienced in the month of January, occasioned by the imposed sit-at-home order and insecurity situation in the South East, a development that has impacted greatly on its revenue and efficient operation.
Last week, we did not open from Monday to Thursday…Imagine the effect on our operations. We could not even go out to clear faults during those times. We did not go for disconnection daily, but customers come to pay bills on a daily basis…but on these days, no one can come out to pay” he said .
He said the exercise will entail visits by officials of the company to its customers for payment of their energy bills, as well as disconnection of those that are indebted.
“This move became necessary to enable EEDC effectively sustain its operations and provide quality services to its customers. In addition, it will enable the company pay for energy it imported and meet up with its obligations to the Market Operators and other stakeholders” he said .
He therefore, appealed to their customers to cooperate with the officials that will be visiting their premises during the period of the drive.
“It is pertinent to note that the power sector cannot effectively operate if energy bills are not paid by customers. To avoid being disconnected, customers are advised to visit the EEDC cash offices nearest to them or any of the collection agents within their locality, to pay their bills.
“Payments can also be made through the various online channels, these include: EEDC Connect, Energy Pay (via EEDC website: www.enugudisco.com), Bank Apps, etc”, he said.
EEDC assured its customers of its commitment to delivering of quality service , and count on their support during this revenue drive exercise” he said .