Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, has started its Mobile Map campaign in Osun state to speed up economic and social growth by reducing the process of metering.
On Thursday, the IBEDC team—which launched the campaign in Ile-Ife—visited Lagere, Sabo, Fajuyi, Moore, Enuwa, Ondo Road, Mayfair, Eleyele, Parakin, and Modakeke to spread the word through informal conversations and the distribution of flyers.
The IBEDC’s public relations officer, Mrs. Kikelomo Owoeye, indicated that the meters had passed all relevant evaluations and quality assurance testing.
Owoeye advised clients to bring their bills and ID cards to any IBEDC office in Ile-Ife and the surrounding area.
She went on to say that one of the staff members would accompany the client to his home in order to determine the kind of meter to use and to check that the cables connecting the property were not connected improperly.
She said that the meter will be connected in less than 24 hours following the completion of the technical assessment.
Mrs. Olayemi Adekunle, one of the clients who received a prepaid meter within 24 hours of payment, expressed pleasure with the procedure and said she was thrilled to have one since it gives her confidence.
“Immediately there’s light, the meter continues to read; IBEDC would not cheat me and I would not cheat them as well.
“The process of acquiring a meter has become so easy; I paid today and I got metered today. l’m going to get more in my other houses,” Adekunle stated.
The customer said, “If they can provide it to everyone, we would have peace,” noting that the arrangement was superior to the estimated billing.
Adekunle pointed out that if there is a steady flow of energy, people can work and the economy would expand.
The new metering project, according to Mr. Olumide Akinradewo, business manager of IBEDC’s Ile-Ife Business Hub, would assist alleviate the area’s persistent meter deficiency for optimal performance.
“We have more than enough meters that would go round our customers within Ile-Ife and its environs, so there’s no shortage of meter at all.
“I want to assure our customers that they would not regret partnering with us; we believe we’ll have positive feedbacks and testimonies from them,” Akinradewo stated.
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