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.

He 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.

A member 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.