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IBEDC Rolls Out Mobile Map For Customers To Get Meters in 24 Hours – Naijanewsdirect

  Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), on Wednesday, rolled out a Mobile Map for its customers to get meters in 24 hours. The event, flagged off by the company at its headquarters in Ibadan, was followed by road walk within the metropolis. Business manager, IBEDC, Ojoo Business Hub, Mr Joel Orjiakor, said that IBEDC customers within Ibadan metropolis could now get pre-payment meters easily. “This is a ground breaking achievement for the company, the contractor, the customers and the economy. “We have enough meters that can go round every area covered by IBEDC. As customers buy, we restock. “We have shortened the time to access pre-payment meters to 24 hours. “Customers can now approach our offices with their bills. Our staffers will follow such customer to evaluate the house or office to ascertain the type of meter to be deployed and also ensure that there are no illegal connections. “Once that is done, the customer will then be advised to pay and we will meter such customer within 24 hours,” he said. A customer, Mr Solomon Oladeji, who resides at Apete area of Ibadan, commended the IBEDC initiative. “We have been longing for such an initiative that will make customers get meters with no hassle and we are glad this is happening now. “Getting meters used to be a major challenge in time past but now, we are relieved that within some days, one can get a pre-payment meter installed. “Some anxious customers had fallen victims of some dubious elements who would promise to help them get meters without any result. Mr Samuel Ojeabu, a businessman at Ojoo area, said that he was very happy to get a pre-payment meter, saying that it would enhance the smooth running of his business. “This is good because I will only pay for the light I use; no more estimated billing. The process of getting the meter

Armed Men Cart Away 33kv Underground Cables As IBEDC Decries Spate Of Vandalism Within Its Franchise – Naijanewsdirect

The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has decried the spate of vandalism within its network, and said the activities of vandals is beginning to cripple power distribution to its esteemed customers.     A statement signed by the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Company, Engr. John Ayodele said on the 29th of June, at night, unknown civilians and armed men cladded in Police and Civil Defense uniforms, carted away IBEDC 33kV underground cables at Mokola Round-about in Ibadan, Oyo State. “The stolen cables feed Agodi Injection Substation, where Government House, the State Secretariat, Agodi and majority of Bodija area and thousands of other urban customers are serviced . This means the economic power and livelihood of these people have been grossly disrupted, as we are incapacitated by the stolen cables to meet the supply demand. And this is just one of the various instances of the nefarious activities of vandals within our franchise”     Engr. Ayodele said IBEDC losses over Fifty Million Naira every month to vandals through stolen cables, damaged transformers, and other network infrastructure. He also appealed to IBEDC customers to jealously guard electrical installations within their environments to avoid being plunged into unexpected darkness, as the company cannot afford to replace any vandalized installations for now. “We implore all residents and customers to report any act suspected to be vandalism to the nearest Police Station, Civil Defence and the Department of State Service. IBEDC does not operate late nights and all activities that occur after 8pm should be suspected and reported accordingly”, he said.

IBEDC Appeals To Customers To Pay Bills, Says Tariffs Are Fixed By NERC – Naijanewsdirect

The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has appealed to its esteemed customers with huge outstanding to pay their bills. This is to avoid any kind of interruption due to the ongoing mass disconnection exercise.     A statement signed by the Chief Operating Officer of the Company (COO), Engr. John Ayodele said IBEDC is embarking on a mass disconnection exercise, because of payment apathy by customers, which is adversely affecting quality service delivery. “We are retooling our revenue drive strategy to ensure that the monies that have been left uncollected through huge debts, non-payment of bills, underpayment of bills, meter bye-passing, use of illicit meters and energy theft are raked in to enable us to meet our obligations to the customers and the market operators”.     As we all know there has been a major drop in the electricity generated across the country that has invariably caused the reduced power supply to our valued customers; this drop in generation from the GENCOs is also traceable to their inability to pay for gas, which is denominated in dollars. When customers do not pay for electricity consumed, it has a ripple effect, as we cannot service the electricity value chain.     The COO however urged customers with disputed bills to lodge their complaints at the nearest IBEDC Office to seek redress or adjustments in cases where the claims are genuine and verifiable. Furthermore, he pleaded with customers to obtain their meters under the Meter Asset Provider Scheme (MAP) to put a stop to disputes over billing.     “The meters will record your accurate consumption, so please apply for a pre-paid meter if you are unmetered, if your meters are obsolete or faulty; and if you have a new building. Visit any IBEDC office in your location or go online to apply for the meters on msms.ibedc.com or www.ibedc.com” he

Ayodele Calls For Better Cooperation For Improved Energy Demand & Supply in Africa – Naijanewsdirect

  Lack of keeping accurate data for energy demand across African countries has been one of the bane affecting improvement of power in the energy sector for optimal performance. This was the assertion of Chief Operating Officer of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company [IBEDC] Engr. John Ayodele at the Power and Water Exhibition & Conference. He said this at an event which took place in Lagos on Tuesday 21st June amidst stakeholders in the industry. The conference designed to deliberate on problems bedeviling the energy and Water sector as well as proffer solutions to tackle some of them, attracted global audience with common goal Ayodele who was a panelist at the discussant level on Together for A Better Tomorrow-Regional Electricity Cooperation and Integration, opined that “African nations should devote parts of the money used for ammunition on electricity, such move will have direct improvement in the standard of living in the continent” According to him “for Africa to be self-sufficient we must integrate ourselves and be willing to do the needful”. He said the Conference came up at a very appropriate time, with huge responsibilities on stakeholders to look for solutions, engage in technical discussion and do on the spot assessment of the region's opportunities in power generation & distribution. The IBEDC COO expresses confidence that “the event provides the opportunity for the players in the industry to be acquainted with innovations and inventions that will greatly improve our services to our esteemed customers” The 3-day event tagged Digitalization, Sustainability and Optimization is a brainchild of Vertex NEXT, a global business optimization solutions provider.

IBEDC Appeals To Communities In Ogun Over Outage, Says Work Is In Progress To Restore Supply – Naijanewsdirect

  The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc wishes to appeal to its numerous customers in some parts of Ogun state, namely Papalanto, Arigbajo, Ejio Ifo, Agosi, Olomu road, Ososun village, Coker, Akinside, Ibogun, Oju-sango, Pakoto, Babyoku, Agebgise, Ogun bade, Iyana Cele, Iyana Ilogbo, Owode, Ijako, Isorosi, Ishaka Igbala, Ijako-Sugar, Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, Ilaro town, Igbogila, Oja Odan, Ilaro poly, Paayi, Idiroko, Ipokia, Ilase, Igua, Farm settlement, Ibese, Ijoga, Ibara orile, Ijoun, Imasayi, Abule oke, Maria, Yewa, Ajegunle, Abalabi, Akinside, Akinbo. Olorunsogo, Ilaro road, weybridge, Gudugba, Abule Oko, Bonny Pie industries, Water works, Lapeleke, and environs over the current power outage being experienced in their communities.   A statement signed by the Chief Technical Officer, Engr. Akin Abiodun, apologized for the disruption in supply and said that the outage is due to a heavy fault on a 33kV line that had a backlash on the grounding transformer at the TCN Sub-station at Papalanto. The grounding transformer which forms part of the Power transformer's protection has to be replaced before supply can be restored.   ‘’Our technical team are working assiduously with their TCN counterparts to ensure power supply is restored as soon as possible” Engr. Abiodun said.   He further explained that IBEDC is not insensitive to the effect of this outage on the customers. “Once again we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and seek for the understanding and patience of all in the affected communities."

IBEDC Holds Safety Sensitization in Public Schools – Naijanewsdirect

  Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, Plc (IBEDC) has joined the nation to celebrate our future, the Nigerian child as part of activities for the 2022 International Children’s Day celebration, by visiting several public schools within its network to create awareness on electricity safety. The visits also coincides with the Company’s safety sensitization activities earmarked for the commemoration of the just concluded World Day for Safety and Health at Work.   A statement signed by the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Engr. John Ayodele said the need to educate children on imbibing a positive health and safety culture should not be taken for granted. As cultivating the lessons on how to maintain safety around electricity early will not only save their lives, but it will also forestall lifelong injuries. “We are strategically embarking on these sensitization visits of some public schools across our franchise to equip children with the safety skill set that will change their orientation about electricity safety and make them act proactively, because as we know, prevention is better than cure. IBEDC as a socially responsible corporate entity with education at the core of its CSR thrust, then decided that, in addition to our annual donation of school materials and fees to some indigent students, we will leverage the Children’s Day celebration as a platform to teach children on safety” Engr. Ayodele said.   Speaking further, Engr. Ayodele said IBEDC is committed to upholding global safety standards, as well as sustaining the health and safety culture the company has built over the years through continuous internal endeavors and collaborations with external safety agencies. “It is against this backdrop that we organized various programs aimed at institutionalizing the safety culture within our business and the people we serve, namely Essay Competition, 1st Responder trainings, Technical workshop and colloquium, courtesy visits to critical stakeholders etc., to commemorate the

IBEDC Felicitates With Muslim Faithful, Urges On Safety During Sallah – Naijanewsdirect

The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) wishes all its esteemed customers and Nigerians a peaceful and joyful Eid-fitri. The Company, in a good will message signed by the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Engr. John Ayodele congratulated Muslims for the successful completion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, which marks the end of the fasting period.     Engr. Ayodele while reflecting on the lessons of Ramadan, such as empathy, unity and mutual respect, said the fasting may have ended, but it is important to sustain the virtues, ideals, and values beyond the month of Ramadan, considering the benefits to individuals and the country at large.   He explained that IBEDC has put stringent measures in place to ensure good service delivery during the holidays. “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 0700123999 will remain active to respond to complaints and reports promptly.     The COO also admonished consumers not to engage quacks to fix faults on any electrical installations and appliances around them. “It is illegal and dangerous for anyone to trade, live or work near electricity installations or even tamper with them, motorists are also advised to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol and observe traffic rules to prevent collision with electrical poles and other accidents,’’ he said.     Engr. Ayodele further encouraged customers to take advantage of our hassle free channels of payment to pay bills and vend such as Quick teller, Payarena, Jumia, Watu, Buypower and ATM to avoid disconnection during the holiday period.’’ Our offices will also remain opened during the public holidays from 9am-3pm; you can also email us at customercare@ibedc.com “He added.

IBEDC Assures Customers of Quality Services During Easter Celebration, Appeals Against Molestation of Staff – Naijanewsdirect

The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc is felicitating with Christians as they mark this year’s Easter celebration, charging them to imbibe Godly values of righteousness, peace and justice.   While wishing all its customers and Nigerians a safe and memorable Easter holiday, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) Engr. John Ayodele in a message, assured customers across its network of quality service delivery during the Easter break. “We recognize the fact that the demand for electricity always increases during the festive season, we have therefore positioned our technical crew to ensure that the allocation we get from the national grid is equitably distributed, and that faults are cleared as fast as possible so our customers enjoy an energy hitch- free holiday”.     He also used the opportunity to caution and appeal against harassment of the company’s employees on duty, noting that IBEDC has provided multiple channels and customer care centers through which customers may seek redress. He however advised customers to ensure that their homes and business premises are properly wired and earthed only by licensed technicians to ensure safety of lives and property.   “It is illegal and dangerous for anyone to trade, live or work near electricity installations or even tamper with them, motorists are also admonished to avoid drinking under the influence of alcohol and observe traffic rules to prevent collision with electric poles and other accidents,’’ He explained. The COO encouraged customers to take advantage our hassle free channels of payment to pay bills and vend such as Quick teller, etransact, Payarena, Jumia, Watu, Buypower and ATM to avoid disconnection during the holiday period.’’ Our offices will also remain opened during the public holidays from 9am-3pm; you can also call our customer care line-0700123999 or email us at customercare@ibedc.com “he added.

Debt Controversy: IBEDC, Oyo Government To Settle Amicably – Naijanewsdirect

The Oyo State Government and Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) have found a common ground in resolving the debt controversy rocking the boats of both parties. This was substantiated in a statement jointly signed and put out by both parties, a copy of which was made available to Naija News Direct . Below is the statement : This is to notify the general public that the Oyo State Government and Ibadan Electricity Distribution company (IBEDC) Plc have resolved and agreed to work together in the interest of the public. The general public is hereby assured of restoration of electricity supply as soon as possible while the two parties shall continue amicable resolution of the issues in the interest of the public, including working together to make electricity meters available for residents of the state. Signed: Barr.Temilolu Ashamu Commissioner for Energy & Mineral Resources Oyo State & Engr.John Ayodele Chief Operating officer IBEDC. February 10 ,2022

IBEDC Assures Customers of Quality Services During The Yuletide, Appeals on Safety – Naijanewsdirect

The Management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has assured customers across the network of its unrelenting commitment to ensure hitch-free services during the Christmas holidays.   While wishing all its customers and Nigerians a merry Christmas and happy new year in advance on behalf of the company, the Chief Operating Officer(COO) Engr. John Ayodele explained that the company has mapped out effective strategies to ensure that all our customers enjoy uninterrupted services during the celebrations and beyond as much as is within the control of IBEDC.   He stated that measures have been put in place to ensure network stability and smooth operations during the Christmas holidays,” our technical crew will work throughout to rectify electrical faults so that customers can enjoy the holidays”.   Engr. Ayodele who urged all Nigerians to demonstrate the virtue of love which symbolizes Christmas, also appealed to consumers to ensure prompt payment of their electricity bills and adequate vending to avoid disconnection or disruption of service during the holidays.   He urged customers to take advantage of the Hassle-free payment platforms- Fetswallet, Mcash, etransact, Watu, Payarena, Jumia and ibedc.com to pay their electricity bills promptly and vend to enjoy uninterrupted power supply. “Our offices are also open during the holiday from 9am-3pm to attend to customers for enquiries, complaint, bill payment, vending. Customers can reach us via our Customers care lines 07001239999 or email us at customercare@ibedc.com “he added   While wishing all Nigerians a memorable celebration, Engr. Ayodele admonished them to be safety conscious. “I plead with us to observe and adhere to all the COVID- 19 safety protocols of hand washing, use of face masks and physical distancing as recommended by Nigerian Centre Disease Control (NCDC)”   He advised that it is also important that other safety precautions such as proper supervision of children to prevent electrical accidents, not cooking or trading under

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