Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Friday received a Bucket Truck from United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Power Africa to boost power distribution.

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Concise News gathered that the Bucket Truck is used to lift materials and supplies to workers to correct faults from electric poles instead of using ladder.

While receiving the equipment, Adeoye Fadeyibi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of EKEDC said the truck would enable the company’s technical staff to do their work without hitches.

“The bucket truck will ensure that we are able to do things in a better way. We will be able to perform our functions very well and get to our customers faster,” said Fadeyibi.

“USAID Power Africa and EKEDC have shown how things need to be done in our industry and in Nigeria at large.

“We are here today celebrating another milestone achieved by EKEDC with the partnership we have with Power Africa,” he added.

Fadeyibi also said that the board and the management of EKEDC are grateful to USAID Power Africa for donating the Bucket Truck to the company.

Delivering the equipment, Gela Kereselidze, USAID representative, said the Bucket Truck was the second batch of equipment donated to EKEDC to enhance its performance.

Kereselidze said the truck would assist the company in terms of better response to faults reported by electricity consumers, thereby reducing technical and commercial losses.

Concise News learnt that on Feb. 7, EKEDC received the first set of technical equipment aimed at boosting its logistics and technical foundation from Power Africa.

The Chairman of EKEDC, Charles Momoh, while receiving the equipment at the headquarters of EKEDC in Marina, Lagos, expressed satisfaction with the positive outcome of the partnership between the two bodies.