Daily Sun Newspaper page 21 reports that despite the company’s huge investments in power equipment, infrastructure upgrade and network optimization which runs into billions of Naira, the negative impact of the rising cases of energy theft and vandalism has become worrisome to the company.
Details of the story captioned: “Ikeja electric seeks support over rising energy theft, vandalism”.
Daily Sun Newspaper page 21 reports that the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), has lamented that power investors that purchased assets of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), lack the technical competence and financial muscle to turn around the fortunes of the sector. Zonal Organizing Secretary, Edo/Delta Generation and Transmission Zone, Mr. Nash Shaibu, stated this at a media briefing in Benin.
Details of the story captioned: “Privatization: Power investors incompetent – electricity workers”.
Daily Sun Newspaper page 25 reports that, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), and Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), were at loggerheads over electricity supply to Kano Airport at the weekend. Members of staff of NAMA, including Air traffic controllers were cut off from electricity supply over a N500 million debt owed FAAN.
Details of the story captioned: “FAAN disconnects NAMA over N500 electricity debt”.
Nation Newspaper page 19 reports that, Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), has assured communities in Lagos Island of its commitment to provide quality equipment and improved power supply. EKEDC, General Manager, Corporate Communications, Godwin Idemudia, stated thisat a forum organized, to help the management identify areas of improving power supply to customers.
Details of the story captioned: “EKEDC, assures community of equipment, power supply”.
Nation Newspaper page 19 reports that, Ikeja Electric, has urged customers to disregard reports linking the company with blackout in Lagos. Company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Felix Ofulue, said the information was misleading and sensational, as its ongoing project across the state will improve power supply.
Details of the story captioned: “Disregard report on blackout”.
Daily Trust Newspaper page 17 reports that, members of the Finance Committee of the House of Representatives, who are investigating the planned sale of power assets under the National Integrated Power Project, have stated that the Azura Plant, in no month has generated up to 450MW for all the period they have examined its activities.
Details of the story captioned: “Stop $30m monthly payment to Azura power coy now”.
Leadership Newspaper page 32 reports that, following power blackout faced by residents of Akai Efa Community, Calabar Municipality LGA of Cross River State, for over a year, the village head of Akai Efa Community, HRM Henritta Apera, has rejected, bags of rice and salt brought to her domain by a certain politician, saying she is not ready to commit to any elective office seeker in 2023, stating that the problem of her community is Electricity and Unemployment, not rice and salt.
Details of the story captioned: “We want electricity Not Rice, Salts, Cross River Monarch tells”.