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IBEDC Receives N150m Equipment To Halt llorin Power Outage

Monday, 11 February 2019

The lbadan Electricity Distribution Company (lBEDC) in Ilorin, Kwara state has taken delivery of electrical equipment worth N150 million to rescue the power outage being experienced by some residents within Ilorin. Regional Communication Officer of IBEDC, Mr Asaju Kolawole disclosed this in llorin, the state capital.

Residents of about 32 communities within the Ilorin metropolis have been experiencing power outage since December 2018. The affected areas are; Pakata, Ita Kudimoh, Adeta, Kuntu, Alore, Popo Giwa, Abemi, Sooto Street and Ita Nma. Others are Anifowoshe, Oloje, Abata Suban Area, Adabata, Abemi, Alfa Yahya, Ita-elepa, Ita Merin, and its environs. The power outage was attributed to major fault at the transmission feeder station located in Pakata area of the metropolis.

The lBEDC spokesperson, however, said that the repair work on the damaged transmission station had commenced in earnest. He gave an assurance that the N150 million worth of electrical equipment, received from the headquaters of the company in lbadan, would put an end to the power outage being experienced by residents. Kolawole, who did not give any specific time for the restoration of power to the affected communities, urged the residents to continue to exercise patience. He advised them not to offer any amount of money to lBEDC staff involved in the repair work at Pakata transmission station or at any other places.

A community leader, Comrade Shafil Alada confirmed that repair work had commenced on the damaged transmission located at Pakata. He, however, appealed to lBEDEC to expedite action on the repair work to enable the residents resume their social and economic activities in full swing.

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