Authorities of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has said it would soon commence the distribution of about 200,000 pre-paid meters to electricity consumers in the South East zone.
The Managing Director, Mr. Robert Dickerman, disclosed this at the weekend, while distributing books and other educational materials worth millions of Naira to a total of 15 tertiary institutions and 30 secondary schools across the South East zone.
While at the event which held at the Civic Centre, Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, Mr. Robert, said EEDC was committed to making meters available to all homes in the region.
He also said that the EEDC had already signed a memorandum of understanding, MoU, with a foreign company to supply the meters and that as soon as they take delivery of the meters, its distribution to consumers would commence immediately.
Dickerman however, regretted that the current spate of blowing up oil installations in Niger Delta areas by the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has adversely affected the EEDC operations.
He also reiterated the company’s commitment to lightening up the South East through distribution of quality electricity for domestic and industrial consumption, even as he reminded the people that his organization can only distribute power made available to it by power generation companies.
He noted that EEDC was collaborating with Sir Emeka Offor Foundation, SEOF, to empower the secondary schools and tertiary institutions in the zone with books and other instructional materials as part of its corporate social responsibility, adding that the company was set to support schools and institutions in their catchment areas to achieve their set educational goals for the overall development of Nigeria.