COVID-19: Ikeja Electric suspends disconnection of electricity during lockdown

COVID-19: Ikeja Electric suspends disconnection of electricity during lockdown

4/1/2020 4:11:00 PM

COVID-19: Ikeja Electric suspends disconnection of electricity during lockdown

Nigeria’s electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric Plc, has announced that non-paying customers within its franchise network will not be disconnected during the two-week stay-at-home period...

April 1, 2020Kindly Share This StoryNigeria’s electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric Plc, has announced that non-paying customers within its franchise network will not be disconnected during the two-week stay-at-home period enforced by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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According to the Disco, the decision to suspend all disconnection activities was taken to allow all its customers enjoy electricity supply during the lockdown period, while giving consideration to those who cannot afford to pay their March 2020 bills due to the closure.

While making the announcement in a statement on Wednesday, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the company, Folake Soetan, said, “At Ikeja Electric, we recognise the fact that electricity supply is critical to our ability to stay safe, clean and indoors.

“Therefore, we have also taken a decision to suspend all disconnection activities of non-paying customers for a period of two weeks starting today.“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. Our prepaid customers can buy energy online using any of your preferred online banking or merchant platforms. You can also visit our website to purchase vending units.”

Speaking further, she noted that Ikeja Electric has put measures in place to ensure that engineers and technicians are available to clear all forced and unforced outages, while also continuing with the preventive maintenance programmes.DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON

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Why the suspension? What is the difference between the situation now in Ikorodu and if they have decided to remove all the electric poles in Ikorodu? They are mad and stupid for suspending the exercise. God punish them with their crazy bills. It's useless as light no dey. I've completely lost hope in this hopeless entity.

Not for real its social media scam. You no dey shame ikeja electric The compelling need for cooling and refrigeration takes up about 60% of electricity in this hot period. A public appeal to the general public not to set air conditioners thermostat below 24 deg C. will allow more households to have light and fore longer hours during this lockdown

Better cause we don’t even have the like in Orileroad Landlord Robinson in connivance with field marketers have disconnected my lights. It is terrible. They should go out naa. The kind beaten someone will receive ehn We always immitate wat other contries are doing Dem still do for Alimosho to abesan estate oooo

They should continue now sebi na there papa work I will free all my dog for them Many countries are cutting down utility bills to help their citizens survive this critical time. Here you're still talking about disconnection. With that is there light? The conductor cables has become cloth lines in some areas. Convid-19 has caught up with national grid.

We in Ejigbo have not seen light for a year because of faulty transformer What of dos dem already pak der wire....? BIG lie It's not as if the electricity is stable.. They've interrupted the power supply since 3 days ago.. Ekodisco is the most useless,Ikeja even better pass them aedcelectricity see your mates? Those of us that have even cannot still see light!

Better!! Raising electricity tariffs right now is extremely uncalled for. Not at this time pls,even the tariff on ground how many can afford it? They are talking about increasing it April fool Wicked people, worst than Coronavirus...that's is why their lives are disconnected. If you have a Nepa neighbor, you will understand better.

They should come and disconnect if we wont push them off the pole. Stupid people. Shouldn't Discos contribute to the paliatives by making electricity available for 24hrs f.o.c. throughout the lockdown period. They should take a cue from Dangote, Atiku and the others. All because of Lock down entertainment🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

Will stop being like cavemen and meter people with prepaid meter? ikedc And so they lockdown electricity too awon werey Is better they disconnect the wires than seeing those wires hanging there but no current in the house🙄🙄 Don't suspend o, una brain dey leak before They did well, but better still, some of us have been in darkness at kiniun-ifa str sawmill ifako Gbagada since 2nd of March 2020, they should not bring estimated bill for the month of March o help us tell them o AugustarA PowerUpNG

Tbeir billing is not atopped and Your debt is pilling abeg...... Prepaid users should relate, check if your meter dropped reading If it's true Good for dem👍 Gabriel37785858 A very useless country Also there should be no bill this period of lock down Aside not disconnecting, they should switch it on. Disconnect fire idiot fools

EKEDP it's been worse here in Ijanikin. No light o Are they suppose to that before , igbati wo yawere They are mad They should have try come na Other units should follow suit nationwide. Dey are still in operation as at today in my area Nor be light wey dey dem go disconnect ? IkejaElectric shey na lie i talk ?

Light weh no de na eh dem one suspend disconnection je ya look away God punish them and their disconnection... They should have gone to disconnect na. So that full compound will beat them up 🙄🙄🙄 They think it's the one they do when everyone is at work abi Good What are they disconnecting? Light that is not available?

But they did it earlier though God saves you guys. I've been expecting you to come for your disconnection this month and watch the kind of corona anger and pandemic blow I will shower on you. Stupid people. oluwaloninyo EKEDP I hope you do the same. But the debt must have been incurred and must be paid later. Is this a favour?

For 2 days now, no light at all here in ikorodu. God of thunder will strike them IkejaElectric They will never know Peace I swear. The way they are flashing us light here in Ikorodu. That is how God will be flashing them their blessing. God of corona virus go punish them Today is still off in my house

That's good hope they will give the light sha Any Government planning a lockdown or implementing one should note that Sufficient Palliatives Measures and Incentives as well as basic amenities must be made available to the poor and vulnerable masses during this time to support their stay at home. This is sacrosanct.

That is the reason they are not supplying too. oluwaloninyo Wey light? In their mind they have done something even in the midst of Power outage oluwaloninyo Where's the light they want to disconnect sef Better We're getting there. I just hope OfficialPHED should also do the same here. Good decision Are they suppose to think of disconnecting it before?

Where d light dey wet dem wan disconnect It's a lie I saw them opposite my street yesterday. But there's no light here To even think of this makes them mad

COVID-19: Ikeja Electric suspends disconnection of customersIkeja Electric (IE) has announced the suspension of all disconnection activities of non-paying customers for a period of two weeks effective April 1... Good news Thank you so much Ikeja Electric. I hope someone will beg BEDCpower to kindly give us light. It is two weeks we had light. good news indeed

COVID-19: Ikeja Electric suspends disconnection of customersIkeja Electric (IE) has announced the suspension of all disconnection activities of non-paying customers for a period of two weeks effective April 1... Good news Thank you so much Ikeja Electric. I hope someone will beg BEDCpower to kindly give us light. It is two weeks we had light. good news indeed

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