KWHA summons IBEDC over erratic power supply in kwara
Three Business Managers of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company
IBEDC have been directed to appear before the Kwara State House of
Assembly Committee on Energy, Works and Transport to explain causes of
erratic power supply and over billing of consumers in the State.
This is part of the resolutions of the Kwara State House of Assembly
following a Matter of General Public Importance raised by the leader of
the House Hon. Hassan Oyeleke on the poor power supply and over billing
of consumers in Offa Local Government Area of the State.
Also to appear before the relevant House Committee according to the
resolutions of the House read by the Deputy Speaker Elder Matthew
Okedare are the State Commissioner for Energy Engr. Abubakar Idris and
the Special Adviser to the Governor on Energy Alh. Musa Abdullahi.
The Deputy Speaker who presided over the sitting expressed his
displeasure over the blackout pervading the nooks and crannies of the
state and over billing of consumers whom he said are being charged for
services not rendered by the IBEDC.
The leader of the House
had while raising the matter of general public importance noted that
Offa community had been in darkness since the take over of the Power
Holding Company of Nigeria by the IBEDC, while the residence of the area
according to him are daily contending with increasing electricity bill.
He therefore urged the House to wade into the problem so as to re-address the situation.
A member representing Kaiama/Kemanji/Wajibe Constituency Hon. Ahmed
Ibn Mohammed in his contribution raised alarm that over billing of
consumers by IBEDC result into chaos, if not checked.
noted that the State Government had committed colossal resources into
providing transformers and other electricity equipment without
corresponding service delivery from the IBEDC, pointing out that the
company must be made to live up to expectation.
representing Ilorin NorthWest Constituency Hon. Abdulrafiu Abdulrahman
noted with sadness the erratic power supply in the state had crippled
the socio-economic activities, while the people of the state he said are
now vulnerable to health hazards due to the poor power supply.
Other members who spoke on the matter narrated the ordeal of their
people and urged the House to wade into the problem with a view to
ensuring its prompt resolution.
The House Committee on Energy, Works and Transport has two weeks to submit its report.