by Winifred Okafor
In the wake of the spread of the deadly Coronavirus disease, power distribution company, Ikeja Electric has announced that debtor customers who fail to pay up their bills would not be disconnected as the government enforced lockdown continues.
The announcement was made public in a statement signed by the Cooperate Communications Unit of the disco.
Ikeja Electric said the decision to suspend all disconnection activities was taken to allow the customers of the disco to enjoy electricity supply during the lockdown period, while considering those who cannot afford to pay their March 2020 bills due to the closure.
“We are committed to ensure customers enjoy steady and quality supply throughout the lockdown and beyond. We recognise the fact that electricity supply is critical to our ability to stay safe, clean and indoors. Therefore, we have taken a decision to suspend all disconnection activities of non-paying customers for the period of two weeks starting today,” the stamen read in part.
The statement read further that; “This is to ensure that customers who cannot afford to pay their March bills due to the closure continue to enjoy supply until the stay at home order is lifted. Customers who also wish to pay their bills can also do so using any of our designated online payment platforms.”
Meanwhile, Ikeja Electric noted that as the company provides essential services there would be technicians and engineers would be available to clear all forced and unforced outages and continue the preventive maintenance programmes of the disco.
“All employees on essential services would ensure customers gets the best throughout the lockdown period and urges customers to avoid giving employees monetary inducement while they’re carrying out their duties. Customers are to cooperate with our staffs as we carry out duties as the restate their commitment in other for steady power supply in line with their allocation,” the brand said.
The power distribution company urge its customers to take necessary measures and other safety means by the government and health organization in other to prevent themselves and loved ones from the virus.