The management of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) revealed on Saturday that it had introduced an Assets and Customer Enumeration exercise to improve its customer service delivery.
The IBEDC Project Officer, Omu-Aran Business District,Kwara, Mr Olatunji Akeem, revealed the news during a sensitization visit to the palace of Olomu of Omu-Aran on Saturday.
Reports had it that the IBEDC officials, led by Akeem, were in the palace to seek the community leader’s support on the exercise.
The officials were earlier present also at Omu-Aran Central mosque on Friday during the Juma’at prayers to sensitise the Muslim community there.
Mr Akeem said that the exercise involved the technical audit of the company’s assets and data capturing of existing and prospective customers nothing that the exercise would help in the identification of developed, undeveloped and vacant properties within the district.
Mr Akeem also said the enumerators for the exercise had been recruited and had commenced their assignment across the over 200 communities in the area.
He appealed to the people to give thier maximum support to the enumerators in order to achieve the desired success.
“While appealing for maximum support on this important exercise we, however, warn our customers not to make any cash payment to the enumerators.
“Do not solicit or co-opt the enumerators to purchase meters or electricity equipment on your behalf.
“And always ask for their identification tags to ensure genuineness,” he said.
The exercise is expected to bring about some benefits including better power distribution, improved quality of power supply and reduction in estimated billings.
It is also expected to translate to identification of obsolete and damaged equipment, improved accuracy of billings and proper planning for potential customer expansion.
Commenting on the exercise, Chief Festus Awoniyi, the Acting traditional head of the community, thanked the company for its foresight and pledged the support of the leaders and people of the community toward successful implementation of the project.