World Cup: Enugu Electricity Company assures of regular power




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OWERRI – The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says football lovers will enjoy steady supply of electricity in Imo throughout the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The Business Manager, EEDC Owerri Business Unit, Mr Kingsley Nwasohu, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Owerri on Tuesday.
Nwasohu, however, said that steady power supply would only be possible if the generating company makes enough power available to EEDC.
He said the company could guarantee up to 18 hours power supply in Imo, and pointed out that there had been improvement in the provision of facilities used by the company.
“The areas I am talking of are the four business units in Imo that is; Owerri, New Owerri, Orlu, and Mbaise business units.
“Our supplies in these areas have improved tremendously, what is of concern to the company now is payment of bills,” he said.
The business unit manager said majority of the feeder pillars in the areas could now provide up to 18 hour services.
According to him, at the rate the company is going it will not take us time to hit 24 hours supply.
Nwasohu told NAN that the company was owed over a billions naira by its customers in Imo, and stressed the need for customers to pay the company.
He said that if customers could be responsive in payment it would boost the operations of the EEDC.
The EEDC official also appealed to Imo people to help protect electricity installations in their areas.
He said that the activities of vandals on power installation was posing s setback on EEDC resolve to supply power