YEDC Laments Rising Spate Of Vandalism, Energy Theft

Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) has observed with dismay the rising spate of vandalism and energy theft, appealing for cooperation from the general public in order to tackle it.

According to the YEDC, infrastructure vandalism and energy theft remain the greatest obstacles of the company, saying that in spite of the challenges, the company is striving hard to provide better services to its customers.

It is against this backdrop that the company on Tuesday, organised a day workshop on the YEDC-NESI Journalists Engagement Programme, which attracted practicing journalists in Adamawa State.

During the event, the company engaged the participants on its operations and sought their support in creating sensitisation for people to know the effect and losses the company incurs as a result of the acts.

Addressing the participants, the Chief Financial Officer of YEDC, Eng. Umar Aliyu, thanked the participants for attending the event, saying that the event was organised for the company to engage journalists on its operations.

Eng. Aliyu, who briefed the participants on the challenges affecting them, assured that YEDC is poised in providing effective services to its esteemed customers.

Also speaking, the Head of Technical, Eng. Babayo Bello, bemoaned the extent to which some hoodlums vandalise the facilities or critical assetts of the company, saying that the percentage of metre by-pass is scaring.

Likewise, briefing the participants, the Head of Customer Care, Nafisa Muhammed, told them that the customer care department of YEDC has been attending to the complaints of their customers and proffering solutions on it.

On his part, the Legal Officer of the company, Blessing Urang, explained that there penalties proscribed for electricity offences, saying that henceforth, the company will descend very hard on defaulters.

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