IBEDC has brought smiles to the faces of customers across its franchise area spanning Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kwara and parts of Ekiti, Niger and Kogi as the company distributed 21 transformers in March 2017 alone, energising over 7000 customers across 70 communities.

Some of the communities include Dagbolu, Ayeso, Alagbede, Sagba Abogunloko and Obalaoye, in Osun State; Ile-Ife Road, Dada, Ifelodun, Elegbede, Ifesowapo, Ifedara, Stadium Road, GRA, 1004, Apena Sojobi, Tiwatope, Dosunmu, Idi Orogbo, Araromi, Mechanic Village, Ijaye, Justice Abimbola Avenue, Fassy Yusuf Avenue Ketere, Ladejobi and Shakura in Ogun State; Ekan Garage, Abba, Ile-Ogbo and Mashallahu in Kwara State; Elelu, Alafia, Agodongbo, Oyo Town, Akanran, Bioku Alaadun, Orogun, Owode, Sango, Adeleke, Bello, Yekini Laditi, Benjamin and Odinjo in Oyo State.

The statement was made at the 300kVA transformer commissioning at Mashallahu community in Kwara State by the Chief Commercial Officer, Mr Deolu Ijose. He said that this investment was in fulfilment of the company’s promise to provide better service and bring succour to its esteemed customers throughout its franchise area. “We have taken another step towards ensuring that our customers enjoy reliable supply through the purchase of transformers and equipment to cater for the damaged or vandalised ones and also for expanding our network. The transformer deployment is an ongoing process being done monthly since we cannot satisfy all the requests at the same time.”

He concluded by saying that the prompt payment of bills and clearing of outstanding debts by these communities is the major factor influencing the decision of the company to invest in critical infrastructure such as transformers, cables, poles etc. for them. He also used the medium to appeal to customers to pay their bills and vend promptly to enable the company have more funds to invest in infrastructure upgrade while working together with the company to protect its assets in their communities.

In response, the CDA Chairman for Mashallahu community, Dr. Olaniya J.O., thanked the management of IBEDC immensely for their quick response in bringing relief to the lives and businesses in the area. He promised that they will continue to cooperate with the company in the area of bill payment and by being watchful of the company’s facilities in the area.