IBEDC RESPONDS TO PUBLICATION TITLED “MAGBORO LIGHT: IBADAN DISCO RISKS SANCTIONS, SAYS REP”, PUBLISHED IN THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER, 17TH OF JANUARY, 2017.
The attention of the management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has been drawn to the publication “MAGBORO LIGHT: IBADAN DISCO RISKS SANCTIONS, SAYS REP” in The Punch newspaper of the 17th of January, 2017. The management would like to state emphatically that it had lived up to its promise to ensure the people of Magboro/Mowe/Ibafo and environs were energized at the end of last year, 2016, by an alternative power supply route through Kobape road 2x60MVA, 132/33KV NIPP New Abeokuta Transmission Station. It is worthy of note that the project cost us over N70 million and community leaders, stakeholders and the press all went on a tour of the project corridor while it was on-going.
IBEDC is a distribution company and we can only distribute the power that is being delivered to us from the national grid. Any current power outage being experienced by these communities is as a result of the reduced power supply from the grid which is not within our control. This is evident in the fact that the national grid has already experienced two system collapses within the first two weeks of this month. As we speak, power is still being supplied to Asese, Ibafo, Magboro, and environs on a daily basis, however, the quantum is dependent on our allocation which has been extremely inadequate. Also, the energization process will be in phases for the communities as local rehabilitation work is on-going.
To corroborate IBEDC’s position, the community leaders from Mowe and environs still met with the management of the company on Tuesday, 17th January 2017 on the current state of power supply in which they confirmed the availability of supply to them, though limited. We would like to assure the people of Magboro and environs while appealing for their understanding, that we are committed to satisfying their energy needs as shown by the resilience with which we pursued the completion of the projects by the promised date. We would also continue to appeal to TCN to provide power for us to supply to the communities.