Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) said it has invested over N120m to restore electricity in 52 communities in Odigbo Ota in Ogun State. The communities include Abebi, Ilo Awela, Anglican, Navy Quarters, Toll Gate, Osi Quarters, Amadia, Gbenga Daniel estate, Afobaje and Olosun communities and environs. The money was used to replace a faulty 15 MVA transformer.
IBEDC said the power transformer with three 11 KV outgoing feeders in Homan, Township and Tower developed a fault on October 5, 2016, resulting in total blackout in the communities. The company said repairs began with the replacement of the faulty transformer through the importation of a new transformer and the installation of new 11KV indoor panels, and power was finally restored to the communities on Sunday.
According to the Chief Technical Officer, Mr. Ade Ayileka, IBEDC is still very committed to rehabilitating the network infrastructure and providing good customer service to its customers.
“Customers should rest assured that we are working assiduously to upgrade our facilities and improve our network. This is just the beginning of more great things to come this year from the IBEDC as we have taken delivery of over N1bn worth of network upgrade equipment. In addition, the company will soon take delivery of a new batch of transformers.” He said.
“To further complement the IBEDC’s efforts, we appeal to our customers on the need to protect the various power installations such as substations, transformers, poles and lines within our communities in order to avoid vandalism, energy theft and other illegal activities.
“We also encourage our customers and the general public to be vigilant and to report suspicious behaviour. The resource and manpower used to replace damaged installations could be better used to upgrade and expand more of our network.” He added.