July 13, 2024

Naira scarcity: IBEDC raises alarm over incessant assault on staff, facilities, appeals for caution

In the aftermath of callous razing and vandalism of its facilities in Sagamu Ogun state and other business locations by protesters over cash crunch and scarcity of new Naira notes and petrol, recently, the management of Ibadan, Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has appealed to its customers and the general public to refrain from engaging in acts of violence against its employees and facilities.
Engr. Kingsley Achife, Managing Director of the company, in a statement obtained by EnergyDay on Wednesday.
According to him, electricity distribution companies provide an essential service, which is critical to the daily lives of citizens.
He said, “The attack on these offices not only causes damage to the property but also disrupts the provision of electricity, which affects the livelihoods of many and throws communities into darkness.
“We understand that these are trying times for us all, but attacking staff who are also Nigerians and destroying electrical installations will further exacerbate the challenges.
“We, therefore, urge the public to maintain law and order and refrain from engaging in any form of assault against electricity workers who are primarily there to support you, your homes, and your businesses,” the IBEDC’s MD said.
The Managing Director also assures customers that IBEDC is committed to providing quality services and improving its infrastructure and operations.
Engr. Achife explained that the company has strengthened its non-cash-based payment channels to reduce customer pressure. We are also open to feedback and suggestions from the public and will work to address any issues raised speedily.”