The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has assured customers within its franchise area of steady power supply during the Yuletide.
Mr Oyebode Fadipe, AEDC General Manager (Corporate Communications), gave the assurance via a statement in Abuja on Wednesday.
Fadipe said that in order to ensure steady supply during the period, a special rapid response team had been set up to reinforce and strengthen the existing structures.
He said that the team was constituted to respond to customers’ complaints with dispatch.
“We recognise the fact that the demand for electricity always increase during the festive season, just as customers have zero tolerance for interruptions as always.
“That is why we have set up the special rapid response team that will respond to complaints quickly, in order to clear whatever fault that is reported.
“While wishing customers a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, AEDC urged them to adhere strictly to the safety protocols associated with the use of electricity and resist the urge to resort to unlawful use of electricity,” he said.
Fadipe also said that the payment for electricity by customers was critical to the survival of the company, just as the safe use of the commodity by the customers.
“Just as we are committed to uninterrupted power supply, customers too must be committed to a tradition of paying for the electricity they consume, as this is a critical survival determinant for industry.
“AEDC will, however, not hesitate to disconnect customers that fail to settle their electricity bills accurately and at the appropriate time,” he said.
On the issue of the national mass metering, Fadipe said that the programme was progressing steadily within the franchise area of AEDC.
He also reiterated the company’s readiness to provide meters for all customers, who currently did not have meters or those whose meters were malfunctioning.