By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Saturday assured its customers of regular power supply during the sallah holiday.
IBEDC in a Eid el Fitri message stressed the readiness and availability of its technical crew to ensure any faults that may arise during the Eid el Fitri holiday period are promptly rectified.
In the message signed by the IBEDC Chief Operating Officer, Mr John Ayodele, enjoined Muslim faithful to continue to display the virtues and morals of the Ramadan season, while not neglecting all the safety precautions in fighting Covid-19 pandemic.
“The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) wishes all our esteemed customers and Nigerians a happy Eid -Mubarak. We urge our Muslim faithful to continue to display the virtues and the morals of the Ramadan season, by being our brother’s keeper especially in these challenging times occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic”, he said.
According to the statement, “IBEDC is aware that our customers are looking forward to enjoying regular power supply during the holidays, so, we are committed to ensuring this as much as is within our remit and control. Our technical crew are also available to rectify any faults that may arise during this period”
Mr Ayodele however advised IBEDC customers and all ” Nigerians that while celebrating should observe all the safety precautions listed below, whilst strictly adhering to all the COVID- 19 safety protocols of hand washing, use of face masks and physical distancing as recommended by Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)”.
“Proper supervision of children to prevent domestic and electrical accidents during the festive period. Do not cook or trade under a high-tension wire, switch off all electrical appliances not in use.Do not engage quacks to fix faults, and motorists should avoid driving under the influence of alcohol to prevent collusion with electrical poles.”
He also emphasized the need for IBEDC customers “to take advantage of our hassle-free payment platforms- Fetswallet, Quick teller, etransact, Payarena, Jumia and USSD to pay their electricity bills promptly and vend to ensure uninterrupted power supply.”
“Our payment centers are also open during the holidays from 10am-3pm daily to attend to customers for bill payment, vending, enquiries and complaints, whilst we strictly adhere to all laid down COVID-19 safety protocols. Also, customers can reach us via our Customer Care lines which will be open all through the holidays”.