Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Provision of transformer remains our responsibility- AEDC

The Abuja Electric Distribution Company, AEDC, has urged consumers to desist from transformer purchase, stating that it remains the sole responsibility of the company to repair and replace every faulty transformer.

The head, corporate communication, Mr Oyebode Fadipe, stated this while speaking with journalists in his office, recently.

According to Fadipe, the provision of transformers is embedded in the service delivery provided by the company, stressing that any staff caught illegally extorting monies from customer would be made to face the full sanction against such act.

“We have stated on several occasions that customer should not pay for transformers, they should not allow themselves to be swindled into paying for transformer, if that has happened it is quite unfortunate.

“The issue of transformer for community or individual remains the responsibility of AEDC because it is part of our service deliver, meters, cables, conductors, accessories remains our responsibility a hundred percent.

“However we have exceptional cases were consumers make special request for installations like politicians and philanthropist which will require that such consumers discuss directly with AEDC.

“But for utility committee within and environment to start going around in the name of AEDC collecting money from people that AEDC has asked them to pay money, our position remains that no customer is expected to pay any other money to AEDC apart from money for electricity, nobody is expected to pay money to anybody, that is where we stand because it is unethical,” he explained.

While reacting to metering and complain on outrageous estimated billings, Fadipe noted that this year alone AEDC has invested N10billion into metering to provide over 200 thousand meters to its consumers.

“Estimated billing remains inevitable as long as all customers are yet to be metered but AEDC will continue to ensure that customers are billed based on the amount of power consumed,” he said.

 

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