Three months after a gas explosion affected Abule-Ado community in Lagos, the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), said that it will restore power supply to the community soon.
Mr Godwin Idemudia, General Manager Corporate Communications, EKEDC, said this in an interview on Saturday, in Lagos.
According to him, the restoration work will commence soon in line with the Lagos State Government guidelines.
iBrandTV reported that 22 persons were killed and 60 others injured in the explosion which also affected several buildings and EKEDC assets and installations in the area and plugged the area in darkness.
Idemudia said the district, as well as headquarters team of EKEDC, had made inspection visits to Abule-Ado to sympathise with the community and assess the extent of damage to its installations.
He said that the inspection visits also helped it to determine the required materials to restore supply to the affected areas of the community.
He said: “Given the nature of the incident, we had to engage many Lagos State Government agencies after which we got the layout plan for the restoration of the area.
“However, after a thorough review of the documents, the EKEDC team observed discrepancies in the site layout from the state government viz-a-viz what is on ground.
“This made it imperative that we jointly visit the site to harmonise the position of all stakeholders to enable EKEDC commence restoration works in line with LASG developmental plans for the area.”
Idemudia said following the success of the joint visit which was held on June 10, it was agreed that EKEDC begins restoration works in line with the approved layout and building setback regulations.
“The restoration of electricity to the communities in Abule-Ado will alleviate the suffering of the people who have been in total blackout for about three months now with its attendant security, health and economic issues.
“This will consequently restore the revenue of EKEDC being lost in the area,” he said.