By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company has denied a news report published by some national dailies and other media platforms which listed the company as one of the distribution companies that failed to remit payment in respect of the bulk energy invoice presented by the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) for the month of January, 2018.
A statement signed by the company’s Chief Legal Officer, Wola Joseph-Ojoye said contrary to the report, the company has been consistent in the settlement of energy invoices from NBET from month to month.
The statement further stated that an energy invoice for the previous month usually comes towards the end of the following month with the invoice bearing a due date for payment. The bill for the month of January 2018, said the statement, was received on the 26th of February 2018 and payment was made by the company on 6th of March, 2018 which was before the payment due date.
Stating that the error would have been averted if the media platforms that carried the report had crosschecked their facts with the company, the statement advised that proper clarification of reports of this nature should be done before publication so as to avoid misleading the reading public with misinformation and half-truths.
The company also stated that it holds the media in high esteem as veritable partners and stakeholders in all its activities and operations, adding that being a customer-centric utility company, it owes its customers and members of the public the duty to communicate the true position of the company on matter.