Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company has announced the distribution of 21 transformers across its franchise area spanning Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kwara as well as parts of Ekiti, Niger and Kogi states.
The IBEDC said in a statement that the transformers were distributed last month, energising over 7,000 customers in 70 communities.
It said the communities comprised 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.
Others are 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 Chief Commercial Officer, IBEDC, Mr. Deolu Ijose, was said to have disclosed this at the inauguration of the 300kVA transformer at Mashallahu community in Kwara State
He said the investment was in fulfilment of the company’s promise to provide better service and bring succour to its customers throughout its franchise area.
Ijose said, “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 said the prompt payment of bills as well as clearing of outstanding debts by the communities was the major factor influencing the decision of the company to invest in critical infrastructure such as transformers, cables and poles for them.
Ijose appealed to customers to pay their bills and vend promptly to enable the company to have more funds to invest in infrastructure upgrade while working with the company to protect its assets in their communities.