By Meletus EZE
The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company has said the Lagos State Command of Nigeria Police has promised to support the company to boost its revenue generation through debts recovery.
The General Manager, Corporate Communications of the company, Mr Godwin Idemudia, said in a statement issued and made available to newsmen in Lagos.
Idemudia quoted the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr Ayuba Elkanah, made the promised during a visit of the management of EKEDC to his office.
He said that Elkanah said the effort was to support company to perform its operational duties effectively and be able to recoup their debts owing them in some of the police formation under their jurisdiction.
According to Elkanah, aside from the fact that the police needs power supply to power some vital security gadgets, constant power supply is also very vital in enhancing security in the society.
“Constant electricity supply makes the work of Electricity Distribution Companies and that of the police complimentary to each other.
“Since the works of the two organisations are complimentary, we must find a way to work together for better performance of our respective duties,” he said.
Idemudia said the police chief appreciated the gesture of the disco in reaching out to the police for mutual engagement instead of resorting to disconnection of police formations and facilities for non-payment without consultation.
He said Elkanah said the police, through the office of the Provost Marshal, would be ready to work with the company for reconciliation of indebtedness figure and settlement of debts after reconciliation.
Earlier, the leader of EKEDC team, Chasha Momoh who is the Head Project Monitoring Unit of the Company, said the visit was in furtherance of the cordial relationship between the police and Eko Disco.
She stressed the importance of prompt settlement of electricity bill by all organisations whether government or private since the company also pays for the bulk energy it receives from the national grid.
In his remarks, the Lagos State Provost Marshal of the Nigeria Police, Mr Abayomi Faniyi, a Chief superintendent of Police, expressed the readiness of the police to work with Eko Disco towards offsetting electricity debts for both police residential and operational locations.