Ibadan Disco blames poor power supply on vandalism

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By Olufemi Atoyebi

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company on Tuesday gave an assurance to customers of its commitment to provide stable electricity, but blamed the recent outages on inadequate load allocation from the Transmission Company of Nigeria and vandalism of gas pipelines. The company’s franchise covers Ogun, Oyo, Osun and Kwara states as well as parts of Ekiti, Kogi and Niger states. In a statement signed by the Principal Manager, Public Affairs, IBEDC, Mr. Tokunbo Peters, the company also attributed the electricity supply problem to the activities of vandals, which he said had resulted in a sharp drop in the supply of gas to the thermal power stations. The statement read in part, “The IBEDC is already embarking on infrastructural development such as the recently constructed 33kv express feeder, which will immensely boost power supply to parts of Ibadan as soon as load allocation improves. “The company also will be investing in human capital development with a view to changing the work ethics of its entire workforce and preparing them for the task of delivering quality service to customers in the network of the company.”

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  1. Gatta Abdullahi Yekeen says:

    That is very interesting. if all these can be tackled I believe the electricity supply will improve.

  2. ONIBIYO says:

    IBEDC need to work on the communal relationship platform they need to have a platform whereby they reach out to the host communities they need to work with security agencies that are more civil.protection of their infrastructures can only be done via civil approach not by force in order not to endanger their investment

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