May 30, 2024

Ikeja Electric reiterates commitment to accelerated network upgrades


Adewale Akintaro

The Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), has once again emphasized its commitment to accelerate its network upgrades geared towards providing efficient service delivery to its customers.

This much was given in a statement issued by the company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Mr. Kingsley Okotie to celebrate the International Workers’ Day commemoration in appreciation of the commitment and resilience of the IE workforce.

The CEO of Ikeja Electric, Mrs. Folake Soetan expressed profound appreciation to all IE employees, for their efforts in ensuring a consistent supply of electricity to homes and businesses across the coverage area while imploring them to go the extra mile even in the face of daunting challenges.

“A recent investment of over N500m at both Adekunle Fajuyi and PTC Injection Sub-stations under our Ikeja Business Unit further demonstrates our willingness to make the right network upgrades that will improve the overall customer experience. The project will remarkably improve the quality and quantity of electricity supply to customers in Ikeja GRA, Opebi and Maryland,” she said.

She stated that other beneficiary communities include Allen Avenue, Olowu, Medical Road, Computer Village, and environs.

Mrs. Soetan averred that the increasing rate of vandalism poses a great threat to the efforts being made to ensure customers get quality and regular power supply. Still, despite this challenge, the company is not deterred from achieving its goals.

“We believe that sustained collaboration of critical stakeholders such as community leaders, law enforcement/ security agencies, will curb vandalism, and seize this opportunity to express gratitude to community leaders who assist in making sure these vandals are caught” she said.

The IE Spokesman thanked stakeholders and customers who take time to attend the company’s monthly virtual and physical engagements where updates are made available in line with the business objectives and feedback taken for improvement.

He urged customers not to tamper with their meters but to report any form of energy theft in their localities, and desist from carrying out activities under power lines as it poses great danger to lives and properties.

“As a responsible corporate entity committed to giving back to our society, we raised our voices to boost awareness about preventing and controlling malaria at Zone F community Hall Durbar Road Amuwo, under our Oshodi Business Unit to commemorate the 2024 World Malaria Day. Together, we have the power to lessen the impact of malaria on our communities and accelerate the fight against malaria for a more equitable world,” he said.

Ikeja Electric’s Give Back Always Team emphasised the importance of malaria prevention and control, empowering the community with knowledge and resources to mitigate the impact of the disease. Through this initiative, we aim to contribute to the global effort to foster a healthier and more equitable world for all, Okotie said.

These consistent efforts to continuously improve service delivery to our esteemed customers earned Ikeja Electric another laurel at the maiden edition of the Energy Times Awards, where the DisCo was awarded the Sustainable Development Company of the Year 2023 on the 19th of April 2024.

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