– Some communities in Ibadan have banned the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) over what they described as criminal billing
– The communities specifically asked the IBEDC to remove them from its power grid.
– According to the leaders of the communities, the residents can no longer bear the ‘crazy’ billing system of the IBEDC
Ibadan, Oyo – Apparently angered by its monthly billing system, some communities in Ibadan Oyo state have asked the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) to remove them from its power grid.
Legit.ng‘s regional reporter in Ibadan, Ridwan Kolawole, reports that the aggrieved communities are Ajibode, Apete, Awotan, Araromi, Akufo and environs, alleged the IBEDC of billing infidelity.
In a letter jointly signed by the president of the communities, Razak Fabayo, the secretary, Ademuyiwa Oluwole and the treasurer, Ajadi Oladeji, and addressed to the IBEDC, the leaders said they were terrified by the bill insincerity and rip-off in the five communities located in Ido local government area of the state.
We can no longer tolerate crazy billing system from IBEDC
The letter was titled, letter of disengaging our customer relationship with IBEDC, asking the power distribution company to take their communities off their grid.
The letter which was copied to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Apete, the managers IBEDC Apete and Ajibode stations as well as Dugbe business manager of IBEDC, alleged that IBEDC gave a bill of one hundred thousand to a house that has not been connected to electricity.
The communities also jointly rejected the criminal act of issuing bills with a value well above N5,000 and N10,000 in a month when power supply is less than an hour most days of the month.
It maintained that despite being marginalized in power supply by IBEDC, the communities would no longer tolerate fraudulent actions of IBEDC staff in the communities and would prefer the organisation remove the communities off their grid.
They emphasised that they are no more interested in the service of the organization known as IBEDC, saying that any staff of IBEDC would not be allowed into the communities to continue to carry out this criminal act.
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It was reported that IKEDC, as Ikeja Electric is called, announced its compliance with the order on Independence Day, Thursday, October 1.
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