• Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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Our investment in infrastructure, community welfare paying off – Ikeja Electric

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The Management of the Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), an electricity distribution company (DisCo), has said that its investment in infrastructure and community welfare was paying off.

It also reiterated its commitment to accelerated network upgrades aimed at providing efficient service delivery to its customers.

In a statement issued by Kingsley Okotie, the company’s head of Corporate Communications, to commemorate the International Workers’ Day celebration, the company appreciated the commitment and resilience of its workforce.

The release quoted Folake Soetan, chief executive officer, Ikeja Electric, as saying that “A recent investment of over Five Hundred Million Naira (N500m) at both Adekunle Fajuyi and PTC Injection Sub-stations under our Ikeja Business Unit further demonstrates our willingness to make the right network upgrades that will improve the overall customer experience.

“The project will bring remarkable improvement in the quality and quantity of electricity supply to customers in Ikeja GRA, Opebi, and Maryland. Other beneficiary communities include Allen Avenue, Olowu, Medical Road, Computer Village and environs.”

Soetan noted that the increasing rate of vandalism poses a great threat to the efforts being made to ensure customers get quality and regular power supply but despite this challenge, the company is not deterred in achieving its goals.

“We believe that sustained collaboration of critical stakeholders such as community leaders, law enforcement/security agencies, will curb vandalism, and seize this opportunity to express gratitude to community leaders who assist in making sure these vandals are caught,” she said.

She also extended her appreciation to all IE employees, for the efforts put into “ensuring consistent supply of electricity to homes and businesses across the coverage area” while imploring them to go the extra mile even in the face of daunting challenges.

The company also expressed gratitude to stakeholders and customers who take out time to attend the its monthly virtual and physical engagements where updates are made available in line with the business objectives and feedbacks taken for improvement.

It also urged customers not to tamper with their meters but report any form of energy theft in their localities, and desist from carrying out activities under power lines as it poses serious danger to lives and properties.

“As a responsible corporate entity committed to giving back to our society, we raised our voices to boost awareness about preventing and controlling malaria at Zone F community Hall Durbar Road Amuwo, under our Oshodi Business Unit to commemorate the 2024 World Malaria Day. Together, we have the power to lessen the impact of malaria on our communities and accelerate the fight against malaria for a more equitable world,” Okotie, the company’s head of Corporate Communications, stated in the release.

He also stated that Ikeja Electric’s GiveBackAlwaysTeam places importance on malaria prevention and control, empowering the community with knowledge and resources to mitigate the impact of the disease.

“Through this initiative, we aim to contribute to the global effort to foster a healthier and more equitable world for all,” Okotie said.

According to him, “These consistent efforts to continuously improve service delivery to our esteemed customers earned Ikeja Electric another laurel at the maiden edition of the Energy Times Awards, where the DisCo was awarded the Sustainable Development Company of the Year 2023 on the 19th of April 2024.”