Prepaid Meters: EEDC Cautions Customers on Activities of ‘Fake Staff’

December 22, 2020
Enugu Electricity Distribution Company EEDC

By Adedapo Adesanya

Customers of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), who are mainly residents of the South-East region of the country, have been warned to be careful of activities of some people claiming to be representatives of the company and demanding payment for prepaid meters.

The Head of Corporate Communications at EEDC, Mr Emeka Ezeh, in a statement on Tuesday, December 22 in Enugu, noted that the con men usually ask unsuspecting members of the public to make payment for meter into a personal bank account, number 0813317416, domiciled in a new generation bank.

According to him, EEDC dissociates itself from this activity as it will never encourage customers to make payment for its services into a personal bank account.

“Meter acquisition is strictly carried out through the established Meter Asset Provider (MAP) Scheme approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

“Payment for meter is made into a corporate bank account belonging to the MAP vendors through Remita at any of the commercial banks. This is after a Demand Note must have been issued to the customer for payment of the meter.

“The mobile number (07049984086) used in perpetrating this criminal activity, together with the email address ([email protected]) are not in any way linked with EEDC,” Mr Ezeh.

He further disclosed that one Mr Wisdom Udanwojo is neither staff nor representative of EEDC and that anyone dealing with him does so at his or her own peril.

Mr Ezeh urged customers of the firm to be vigilant and always seek clarification when in doubt using any of the available EEDC channels: “24/7 call centre on 084700100; WhatsApp/SMS on 08150826060 & 08150826061 and e-mail on [email protected].

“Others are; Facebook on @enugudisco; Twitter on @enugudisco and Instagram on @enugu disco,’’ he added.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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