The Board, Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Tuesday urged its customers to avoid illegal connections during the festive season and embraced safety at all time.
Mrs Angel Olarenwaju, Head, Brands and Communications Strategy of the company made the appeal in a statement and made available to newsmen in Lagos .
According to Olarenwaju, as a responsible corporate citizen, IBEDC implores our customers and the public during and after the holiday season to put the following safety tips into practice even as we celebrate the Eid.
” The habit of tapping electrical power directly from Low Tension (LT) lines to power light bulbs during parties or Community carnivals should stop.
“Assume that all overhead wires are energised at lethal voltages, no one should assume that a wire is safe to touch even if it is down or appears to be insulated.
” Our customers are advised not to touch any fallen overhead powerlines. Visit the nearest office or call to report fallen electrical lines, she advised.
Olarenwaju, however, expressed the Board, Management and Staff of Ibadan Electricity Company (IBEDC) wishes to all Muslim family and it’s esteemed customers.
She urged all customers to switch off all electrical appliances and unplug from the mains when not in use and when leaving the house, adding that open air cooking especially during the season should not be done close to or under any power (low and high tension) line.
The spokesperson advised customers to always ensure the fire is completely put out after cooking.
*Water is a conductor of electricity, do not handle powered electrical appliances, switches, sockets and electrical connections with wet hands.
“Always ensure your hands and other parts of your body are dry before handling electricity to avoid electric shock to your homes and communities during this season.
“Our offices are also opened throughout our franchise for customers to report faults, make enquires, pay bills and vend.
” We, as a responsible corporate citizen believe in the sanctity of lives and the value of properties necessary for societal growth and development, strongly appeal to all and sundry to adhere to this call for safety while we celebrate.
” We wish the public a happy Eid-IL-Kabir celebration and also wish everyone a safe and secured celebration,” the statement said.