Not our fault- EEDC clarifies southeast electricity supply challenges


The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company said the firm can not be blamed for the electricity supply challenges in the southeast.

The Disco disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

The firm stressed that the region’s problem was caused by all players in the country’s electricity value chain, including the Transmission Company of Nigeria and Generation Companies.

The company also refused the claim that it received N100 billion from the Anambra State government.

It stated that the recent Memorandum of Understanding signed with Anambra State was to boost efficient power supply within the state.

Similarly, EEDC said the claim that TCN restricted it due to N12 billion debt is false.

“It, therefore, will be unfair to blame EEDC for not providing adequate electricity in the South East, a situation beyond its control.

“In response to the misinformation circulating on social media, we would like to clarify that there has been no transaction involving the payment of over 100 billion Naira to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) by the Anambra State government within the scope of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Any claims suggesting otherwise are false, mischievous, and deliberately intended to mislead the public.

“Similarly, assertions regarding the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) restricting EEDC’s access to its facilities due to an alleged debt of over 12 billion Naira lack merit. Such claims reflect a misunderstanding of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI) operations and lack factual basis. We urge individuals to exercise discernment and refrain from lending credence to such unfounded allegations, which serve only to mislead and distort the truth”, EEDC stated.

Recall that a pro-Biafra group, Indigenous People of Biafra had blamed EEDC for the epileptic power supply in the southeast, asking it to leave the region if it remains unproductive

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