Daily Trust (Abuja)

26 December 2012

Nigeria: PHCN Tasks Customers On Stable Power Supply

The management of PHCH EKO Electricity Distribution Company of Nigeria, yesterday appealed to electricity consumers within its zone to pay their outstanding bills to enable the station to discharge its duties effectively.

Chief Executive Officer of the zone Mr. Oladele Amoda said that consumers should assist the company in its effort to provide stable and efficient power supply.

He said electricity supply had been stable in the zone due to the federal government's effort at ensuring adequate supply of gas and effective rehabilitation of power plants nationwide.

Amoda stressed that it would be difficult for PHCN to continue its operation in an environment where there was no corresponding response to investments and services rendered.

He said the zone invested so much in all the units under its network to sensitise customers to the need for the settlement of their debts, "so that the money would be returned to the source".

He said PHCN had no other source of funds, adding that increasing debts would impede its development in the areas.

He noted the cost of capacity improvement for the Agbara 132/33/11KV station from 90MVA to 150MVA and the creation of another 33KV and 11KV feeders meant to relieve the Badagry 33KV feeder, was quite enormous.

He assured the public that as gas supply continued to improve and more National Integrated Power Projects came on stream, the transmission and distribution companies would continue to harness available generation.

Amoda said: "Our doors are open for you to bring your complaints with the assurance of prompt response. We urge you not to relate with touts and encourage you to report any identified PHCN worker who attempts to extort money or asks for gratification from you,.'

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