Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), has given out free 100 meters to customers following their complaints over estimated billings lodged in its offices in Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti.
BEDC, had on Thursday, flagged off customers service week with a view to resolving all customers complaints in it’s franchise states of Edo, Delta, Ondo and Ekiti.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BEDC, Dr. Henry Ajagbawa, said during the flag off of the event that the customer service week was a global system geared towards recognising the importance of customers in any trade activity.
Represented by the company’s Head, Human Capital Management, Dr. Obinna Obi, the MD said that the event was also geared toward knowing the demands of customers for better service delivery.
“We appreciate your feedbacks – they are actually one of the few things we discussed over there at the headquarters.
“We recognize the good value you have given to us to ensure that we respond by giving you the desirable quality service at all times.
“ I encourage you all to be patient as we would have all the complaints sorted out today,” he said.
In her address of welcome, Mrs Imoghome Umakhihe, the Head, Customer Service Department said the company has commenced the distribution of meters under the Meter Asset Provider(MAP)
Umakhihe noted that under MAP, customers would have to visit BEDC website to register and pay after which they would be metered within 10 days.
“Before now, we were in the National Mass Metering Programme NMMP of the Federal Government.
“However, customers who can not wait for the phase one of NMMP are encouraged to key into MAP which is currently on.
“Today, we are celebrating the services of our staff and appreciating our customers because they are key to everything we do here.
“We would be taking complaints from our customers today and resolving them on the spot.
“Customers with estimated billing issues would be resolved and the first 20 to visit our customers service center in our franchise states would get free meters and we are fast tracking the installation of those free meters today,” she said.
According to her, so far, today we have received and treated complaints from 200 customers.
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