Leading power utility firm in Nigeria, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), on has denied involvement in the power outage at the Lekki Tollgate area of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, when soldiers opened fire on peaceful protesters.
EKEDC particularly debunked the rumours making rounds that it removed supply from the Admiralty Toll Plaza on Lekki -Epe expressway on 20th October 2020 now tagged #BlackTuesday.
In a statement signed by the Company’s General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, Lagos State had contracted the supply of electricity to the plaza and the street lights to an Independent Power Plant and the Company isn’t in charge of electricity supply to the plaza.
He said “We will like to respectfully and categorically state that EKEDC does not handle power supply to the Lekki Toll Gate and they independently generate their own power supply through IPPs.
“The rest of the Lekki area supplied by EKEDC had power supply from us throughout the night save for any areas where there were technical faults.
“We are extremely saddened by the turn of events on October 20, 2020 and we stand with all well meaning Nigerians who want a better future for our dear nation.”
EKEDC Management vows to continue to provide best possible electricity supply, customer service and fault resolution for as long as it is safe for our staff to leave their homes/families and arrive at their work locations safely” he said.
Idemudia appreciated Lagosians for their cooperation as always and urged them to stay safe