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The Eko Electricity Distribution Company has apologised to customers over power outage across its coverage areas.

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The company’s Head of Corporate Communications in Lagos Mr Godwin Idemudia blamed the power outage on a significant drop in the amount of electricity from the national grid.

Idemudia noted that the Eko Disco could only distribute what was allocated to it from the national grid.

He made this known in a statement.

“We are, therefore, appealing to all our customers to bear with us as we try to ration whatever power is given to us in the interim.

“EKEDC highly regrets any inconveniences caused by this prolonged blackout. Though most of our consumers are affected by this outage but some areas are deeply affected.

“Areas deeply affected by the drop in generation are Ikoyi, Park View Estate, Victoria Island, Awolowo Road, Obalende, Idumagbo, Lagos Island, Oniru and Lekki areas.”

The statement also disclosed that the outage has resulted in vandalism of cables and transformers by people it calls unscrupulous elements.

The company then appealed to consumers within the network to be vigilant to stem the spate of theft and transformer vandalism.

“We also want to use this opportunity to appeal to our customers to be vigilant over our equipment as vandals may capitalise on the outage to carry out their evil act.”