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Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric (IE) has signed an agreement with Magodo Residents Association to invest in electricity infrastructure in the Estate as well as provide reliable and quality electricity supply to the residents.
The contract, which is in line with the company’s Premium Power Purchase Agreement, was signed at the Association’s community hall in Lagos with representatives of Ikeja Electric and Magodo Residents Association present.
The Premium Power initiative is a power purchase agreement which entails a commitment to specific service level standards while the customer agrees to pay a tariff that is above the current MYTO tariff.
By this agreement, IE will provide Magodo residents with electricity supply beyond the existing standards with guaranteed performance levels. In addition to the improved supply of electricity to the Estate, there will also be access to dedicated Customer Care and Technical teams for prompt resolution of queries and/or technical issues within the Estate.
The Chief Operating Officer of Ikeja Electric, Mrs. Folake Soetan, expressed confidence in the success of the trend-setting agreement which she noted was in line with the Federal Government’s “willing seller, willing buyer” policy.
“We are confident that this agreement will serve as a model for other power agreements in the power sector because, while it is in line with the Federal Government policy, it also reflects our unwavering commitment to our customers. This has also been made possible by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission’s directive to DisCos to provide an enabling environment with exceptional service delivery,” she said.
Soetan who signed on behalf of IE, described the agreement as a foremost partnership that would enhance growth and economic development within the community. She further emphasized on the importance of the agreement to both parties, while reiterating Ikeja Electric’s commitment to ensure adherence.
The Chairman, Board of Trustees, Magodo Residents Association, Chief S.A. Owojori, commended the technical teams from both sides for a job well done. He described the signing ceremony as a significant achievement in the community’s efforts at enjoying uninterrupted power supply, noting that the agreement, if judiciously implemented, will strengthen the relationship between the community and Ikeja Electric.
Others present at the ceremony from Ikeja Electric include, Chief Technical Coordinator, Engr. Sunday Oyewole, Chief Network Optimization, Engr. Abdullahi Mohammed, Head Legal & Regulatory, Mr. Babatunde Osadare, Business Manager, Shomolu Business Unit, Engr. Olanrewaju Yusuf and the Project Manager, Mr. Wale Atobatele. Members of the Magodo Residents Association present were Mr. Jade Niboro, Chairman, Magodo Residents Association, Akin Adepoju, General Secretary and Mr. Kunle Fashogbon amongst others.