EKEDC denies reponsibility for Lekki toll gate blackout

EKEDC has denied responsibility of Lekki tollgate blackout following Tuesday massacre
Ernest Sunday

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC has said it does not have any connection with the power supply in the Admiralty Toll Plaza on Lekki - Epe Expressway, Lagos, following the Tuesday, October 20. 2020 blackout.

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, during an EndSARS protest at Lekki tollgate Lagos the billboard light and street light was shut down before a reported open fire on EndSARS protesters by Nigerian Soldiers. The open fire took many lives and injured many.

The incident raised questions on why the light was shut down, and many have blamed Eko Electricity Distribution Company for the total blackout on that Tuesday night.

The General Manager, Corporate Communications EKEDC, Godwin Idemudia, have stepped up to say that they are not responsible for the power supply at Lekki toll gate.

He said that the power supply is independently generated through IPPs. The manager added that they stand with Nigeria in the fight for a better nation.

“We will like to respectfully and categorically state that EKEDC does not handle power supply to the Lekki tollgate; they independently generate their own power supply through IPPs, " Idemudia said.

"The rest of the Lekki area supplied by EKEDC had power supply from us throughout the night save for any areas where there were technical faults.

“The turn of events extremely saddens us, and we stand with all well-meaning Nigerians who want a better future for our dear nation. EKEDC Management will continue to provide best possible electricity supply, customer service and fault resolution,” he said.

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