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Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Appeals For Caution As Rain Persists


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By Yunus Yusuf

Lqgos, July 9, 2020 (NAN) Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc, has urged  its customers and public to be cautious around electrical installations within its network, as the rainy season begins to gather momentum.

Its Chief Operating Officer, Mr John Ayodele in a statement on Thursday, said the rainy seasons often witnessed the highest levels of incidents within the electricity distribution sector because of heavy rainfall, windstorms, and floods.

Ayodele, therefore, urged members of the public to be on their guards to avoid falling victims of any accident that could easily occur during the rains.

He said that IBEDC was concerned about the safety of its customers and staff, hence, the need for more sensitisation and education.

“There is need to create awareness on safety measures during the rainy season because of the hazards that electricity and water can cause.

“Avoid conditions that can compromise your safety around electricity, such as using wet electrical appliances or handling them with wet hands; stepping in puddles of water that can potentially be charged.

“You should also guard against exposed electrical wires, and ensure your houses are well earthed,” he said.

Ayodele also called on customers within IBEDC network to stay clear of snapped power wires and cables, sagging lines and fallen poles.

He said that in the event of any such incident, customers should call the Customer Care,0700-123 9999, or report through the company’s social media handles immediately, while maintaining a safe distance from the point of the accident.

He cautioned against the practice of conducting commercial activities under power lines and cables, noting that the cables could easily snap due to strong winds.

Ayodele further advised customers not to engage quacks for electrical writing  or repairs as errors and deviation from sound technical practice and poor workmanship might  lead to fires, loss of property  and even loss of life in some cases.(NAN)

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Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Ekemini Ladejobi (NAN)

 

 

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