Amosun Tasks IBEDC On Improved Service Delivery

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun
The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun
has charged the Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC)
to live up to expectation by improving on the supply and
 distribution of power to its teeming customers across the state.         
Governor Amosun while receiving the Board of
Directors of the Company
 led by the Chairman, Dr. Tunde Ayeni who were on
a
 courtesy visit to his Office at Oke- Mosan,
Abeokuta, urged them
 to do all
within their powers to correct the bad impression their customers had about
them as a result of unstable power supply.
 

 Amosun noted that power was key to the socio-
economic development of any nation, adding that the epileptic supply over the
years had negatively affected the Nigerian economy, pointing out that the
present administration at Federal level had embarked on aggressive remedial plans to end the challenges.

“It is imperative to note that President Muhammadu Buhari had realized the importance of stable electricity supply to the socio-economic development of the nation
and he is determined to get it right,” he said.
           
He said that the inability of power distribution
company to effectively meet customers demand had stalled the successful
implementation of the proposed
 increase in the electricity tariff across the
nation which he noted had been widely criticized by the organized
 labour and other stakeholders due to
lack of trust in the company
s ability to meet up with its objectives to
deliver uninterrupted power supply.
He added that the people were
ready to pay new tariff, provided power supply would be stable
, calling
on the company to improve on its supply and
  also
make adequate provision for a sustainable metering system that would not only
be affordable, but also available
  to
customers in order to eradicate the prevailing estimated billing across
  the State.                                                           
Earlier, the Board Chairman, Ibadan Electricity
Distribution Company (IBEDC), Dr. Olatunde Ayeni appreciated Governor Ibikunle
Amosun for his visionary leadership,
 saying
that the visit was part of the company’s plan to discuss its activities with
core stakeholders.
                                                   
Dr. Ayeni said Ogun was one of its key
stakeholders, informing the Government that the
 Company
has a franchise to cover Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Kwara and parts of Niger, Kogi and
Ekiti States, but noted that Ogun had
 contributed
greatly to the revenue base of the Company and thus remained the hub of its
business expansion.
The IBEDC Chairman said in a quest to improve on
its service delivery to the people of the State, the Company
 had put in place plans to eradicate estimated billing system,
revitalizing old electricity substations with new KVAs, shedding of part of
load congested areas in Abeokuta among others, and more so to work with
Independent Power Plant investors (IPP) in gas and non- gas based plants to
assist in improving
 on its power supply.                                 
He enjoined the people of the State to always
pay their bills as and when due, assuring them of the determination of the
Company to tackle the challenges.
       

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