DISCOVERY OF BYPASSED METERS AT VICTORIA GARDEN CITY
THE FACTS OF THE MATTER
The attention of Eko Electricity Distribution Plc’s Management (EKEDP) has been drawn to a statement credited to the Chairman of the Victoria Garden City Property Owners and Residents association (VGCPORA), Mr. Olusegun Ladega as published in the Vanguard newspaper of 25th April 2018 and The Punch newspaper of 11thMay 2018, respectively.
EKEDP is a customer focused utility Company which prefers engaging directly and in person (and not via the media) with its customers when clarifying and resolving customer concerns. We are however constrained in this instance, to publicly address this matter and thereby clarify and correct any resulting misconception.
EKEDP hereby refutes the allegations contained in the above referenced statement credited to the Chairman of the Victoria Garden City Property Owners and Residents association (VGCPORA), Mr. Olusegun Ladega. These statements do not accurately reflect the true state of affairs.
Suffice to state that the bypassed meters were initially discovered on 10th April 2018, by an EKEDP team engaged in a routine Meter Monitoring and Recertification Exercise (EKEDP’s exercise) at VGC Estate. This team noticed an anomaly on the individual meters serving a number of premises in VGC Estate and after conducting a technical analysis, the identification of a meter bypass was confirmed. The continuation of EKEDP’s exercise has resulted in an increasing number of bypasses being discovered.
EKEDP stands by its MD/CEO’s statement on the metering of VGC Estate and confirms that EKEDP’s decision to open VGC up to individual metering was a decision taken in conjunction with NERC.
Having set the record straight, EKEDP assures its esteemed customers that it remains focused on delivering improved and excellent services to every customer while upholding its firm stance against all forms of energy theft and unwholesome practices within the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry.