Following complaints of erratic power supply levelled against the Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc by some communities in Okeho, Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State, the Management of IBEDC has assured the affected communities that power distribution in the affected communities will soon be addressed.
The Chief Operating Officer of the Company, Engr. John Ayodele in a statement said there is a lot of pressure on the 132 kV line supplying the 11 Local Government from Oyo town to Iseyin, Okeho, Otu, Paapo, Ago-Are and Saki.
Engr. Ayodele further said that Okeho is on service band E, which means that they should get an average supply of four hours daily, but currently they get an average of five hours.
According to him, the Federal Government has commenced the construction of a new 132 kV line to augment and improve the present supply.
“In addition, we are about to energize the control room at Ogan to enable effective supply arrangement by stepping down the 33KV line to 11KV, this will serve the communities better”. Engr. Ayodele explained.
“IBEDC is a customer-centric organization, and we are working on metering our customers to put an end to the billing issues. As soon as we begin more deployment of meters under the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP) or any other scheme approved by NERC, we shall continue to meter our customers based on the service band categorization for ease of distribution”
Engr. Ayodele also pleaded with the esteemed customers at Okeho to remain patient with the management of the power distribution company towards enjoying effective service delivery.