The Ikeja Electric Company, has revealed that it received O Mega Watts (MW) of electric power from the National grid as against the 1250MW it requires to be able to satisfy its customers.
In a statement signed on Monday, May 25, 2015 by the AGM, Public Affairs, Ikeja Electric, Pekun Adeyanju,the company quoted its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Abiodun Ajifowobaje who stated that “As at yesterday, allocation to Ikeja Electric has been 0MW as against 1,250MW required to satisfy our customers.”
The management of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Plc (Ikeja Electric) apologizes to its esteemed customers over the state of power supply in the last few weeks.” read the statement.
Ajifowobaje sated that the poor power situation is a shared challenge across the nation.
“The situation is quite challenging. However, we will do all that is humanly possible within the circumstances and assure all our customers that we will continue to ensure equitable distribution of power received within our network.”
The prevailing epileptic power supply has seen the distribution companies (discos) repeatedly pass the blame for inadequate energy allocation to the generation companies (gencos).
Specifically, the Ikeja Electric is the latest of the 11 discos to attribute the current power interruption across its network to low power allocation from the national grid.
Ajifowobaje said Ikeja Electric was doing all it could to ensure that customer issues were promptly addressed via its contact centre and walk-in experience centres.
“We on behalf of our customers, plead with the government and all stakeholders to address all issues militating against the availability of power to save lives and boost economic prosperity in Nigeria. It is our hope that these issues are resolved so that we can continue to serve our customers without any inhibitions,” he added.