AEDC promises to improve power supply for Abuja residents

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has assured the people of the Federal Capital City (FCT), especially Life Camp, Gwarinpa, Dawaki and surrounding areas, that they will soon breathe a sigh of relief as it was making frantic efforts to increase the power supply to the areas.

In a statement signed by Richard Nduul, Head of Public Relations/Information for the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Managing Director/CEO of AEDC, Engr. Adeoye Fadeyibi, gave the assurance, following concerns raised by FCDA Executive Secretary, Engr. Shehu Hadi Ahmad, when the boss of the AEDC led his management team on a courtesy visit to the FCDA.

The Executive Secretary of the FCDA expressed the concerns of the FCT administration over the poor power supply of Life Camp, Gwarinpa, Dawaki and its surroundings, which house key personalities including diplomats, as well as the streetlights, especially along from the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua highway. which is a major gateway into the city.

He lamented the current poor visibility and lighting in the city, adding that streetlights mean a lot to them.

He pointed out that Abuja should be developed into a world-class capital city using the city master plan, as the document is not only about providing designs for planning roads and buildings, but several other components are to be also be carefully planned. , designed and produced.

The Executive Secretary called for collaboration between AEDC and FCDA to alleviate and eradicate or at least minimize permanent power outages in the city, stressing the need for AEDC to always reach out to FCDA as a guardian electricity master plan. of the FCT before embarking on any electrical project in the city for proper guidance.

He said the synergy was necessary because the FCT law gives the FCDA exclusive responsibility for the development of all infrastructure throughout the territory, which includes water, sewer, telecommunications and electricity infrastructure. electricity, except roads and bridges.

Ahmad further pledged to institute a regular coordination meeting between the two organizations to identify areas of cooperation as well as the speedy resolution of conflict areas that may affect the regular electricity supply of the city and territory in his outfit.

Previously, CEO of AEDC, Eng. Fadeyibi, while responding, explained that there were many projects they were undertaking that would solve the problem of power cuts.

He revealed that Life Camp is supplied from Dawaki spring, they are trying to evacuate six 33kv supply lines which will relieve Life Camp, Gwarinpa, Katampe and even Dei-Dei and other areas.

On streetlights, particularly along the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua highway, the MD revealed that a security modem would soon be deployed to check on the constant vandalism of their facilities which had been responsible for some of the outages.

He added that the modem, once installed, will send SMS to trigger alarms against attempted vandalism and will have cameras and be remotely controlled.

Alan A. Seibert