As Muslim faithful across Nigeria prepare to mark the Eid-Fitri after the observance of a 30-day fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has promised its customers steady electricity supply during the celebration.
IBEDC also appealed to members of the public to desist from electrical appliances and actions during the celebration that could lead to the damage of power facilities within its network.
This was revealed in a statement obtained by EnergyDay from Busolami Tunwase, IBEDC Media Relations Officer, on Saturday.
The Electricity Distribution Company (DisCo) advised the general public not to throw caution to the wind in their conducts while the celebration lasts.
It stated that reckless behaviour capable of destroying distribution facilities and causing disruption in power supply during the Eid Celebration, should be avoided.
Engr. John Ayodele, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company, advised IBEDC’s consumers not to employ the services of quacks in fixing faults on electrical installations and appliances around them, noting that “it is illegal”.
He added that it is dangerous for anyone to trade, live or work near electricity installations or even tamper with them.
The COO also admonished road users to obey traffic rules and regulations during the celebration, to prevent collision with electrical poles and other facilities belonging to the IBEDC.
While promising customers of improved power supply during the Eid-fitri Celebration, he stated that the Management of the DisCo has put stringent measures in place to ensure customers do not experience poor electricity supply within the period.
“We are aware that our customers are looking forward to enjoying power supply during the holidays.
“So our technical crew are available to rectify any faults that may arise during this period, and our customer care line will remain active to respond to complaints and reports promptly,” Engr. Ayodele said.