The Authority of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has guaranteed customers on their grid quality services during the Easter break.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Engr John Ayodele, who sent his wishes to all their customers and Nigerians for a safe and memorable Easter holiday, stated that to guarantee continuous service delivery during the period, a special rapid response team has been created to enhance and bolster our service delivery.
“We recognise the fact that the electricity demand always increases during the festive season; we have therefore positioned our technical crew to monitor and patrol the network to ensure faults are cleared as and when due and also mitigate the effect of any disruption to electricity supply,” he said.
“These lessons of Easter and other injunctions on brotherly love, peaceful co-existence, tolerance, honesty, humility, justice, equity and fairness to all are of particular importance to us as a nation as we continue to strive for a better Nigeria.”
Engr Ayodele appealed that the customers strictly observe the preventive measures of the COVID-19, recommended by NCDC; wearing face masks in public places, regular washing of hands & use of sanitisers and physical distancing during the Easter celebrations.
He cautioned against the act of vandalism and tampering with equipment across the IBEDC network, as these criminal acts could cause deaths or serious injuries. He also advised consumers to ensure that their homes and business premises are correctly wired and earthed only by approved technicians to secure lives and property safety.
“It is illegal and dangerous for anyone to trade, live or work near electricity installations or even tamper with them, motorists are also admonished to avoid drinking under the influence of alcohol and observe traffic rules to prevent collision with electrical poles and other accidents,’’ He explained.
Engr. Ayodele also urged customers to take advantage of their electronic channels to pay bills and vend such as quick teller, etransact, Payarena, Jumia and ATM to avoid getting disconnected during the holiday period. “Our offices will also remain open during the public holidays from 9 am -3 pm.”