Enugu – The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company PLC (EEDC), in keeping with its customer education and safety awareness initiative, today visited Government Secondary School, Enugu. The visit is in continuation of its activities for this year’s Customer Service Week (CSW).

During the visit, the students and their teachers were educated on the electricity value chain, the dynamics of electricity distribution, and their role as customers in ensuring that the sector is sustainable.

The Head, Customer Service, EEDC, Mrs. Ijeoma Ogudebe, who led the team on the visit said that their choice of targeting schools is basically to catch the students at their early formative stage and consciously instill in them important information that they need to know about electricity and its usage.

She affirmed that most of the challenges being experienced in the electricity sector today can be attributed to ignorance and lack of knowledge.

The Head, Health Safety & Environment, EEDC, Dr. Francis Iwu took time to educate the students on the hazards associated with usage of electricity and the necessary precautions to be taken to remain safe while using it.

Some of them include not using electricity appliances with wet hands, not carrying out recreational activities under electricity power line, developing the culture of not using ring boilers, but rather use electric kettle which has an inbuilt thermostat.

Iwu also implored the students to inform their parents on the need to use qualified and competent electricians in carrying out electrical works in their homes and also ensure that the right and standard materials are used in wiring their homes, to avoid electrical fire accidents.

The students were excited with the awareness, and this was obvious in the way and manner they paid attention, took notes, and asked brilliant questions on areas of concern.

The Principal of the School, Barr. Ijeoma Onuigbo appreciated the EEDC team for the visit and requested a repeat.

“We would like to have you again as this knowledge sharing opportunity needs to be regular and consistent,” she requested.

She acknowledged that with the engagement, they have enriched their wealth of knowledge in electricity, its usage, and the precautionary measures to be taken to stay safe, alive, and well.

Head, Corporate Communications, EEDC

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