Abuja Disco assures of power stability before June


Power-Plant-16Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has assured that power supply within its business area is likely to stabilise before the June directive issued by the government.

In a media briefing on Wednesday, the Disco’s Head, Public Affairs, Mrs. Patience Toyo, said programmes were put in place to ensure stable power supply in Abuja and the entire nation with a view to achieving power stability.

The company which covers Abuja, Kogi,  Nasarawa and Niger states was among the 10 unbundled PHCN Distribution company (Disco) in November last year and has since been controlled by a private investor, KANN Consortium Ltd.

Toyo disclosed that Abuja Disco is working hard to improving power situation just as she said it was not responsible for the recent power outages experienced, a situation she ascribed to allocations from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Giving reasons for the improved power supply during the festive period, she said: “There was an urban-rural migration during the period and few people were around to use light; the industries were also shut down and at that minimum load allocation, we were able to serve the people well.”

While urging TCN to work harder and overcome the challenges in the shortest time, she said plans were been hatched  by the Disco to meter all its customers and supply  transformers to places that do not now have.

She decried vandalism of electricity facilities, saying the menace is capable of frustrating the efforts being made by government and the investors in the power sector.

Toyo, therefore, called on electricity consumers to report any act of vandalism and sabotage to security agents.


[Daily Trust]