SUMMARY OF STAKEHOLDERS FORUM ON IBADAN ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY HELD TODAY JUNE 20,2018 AT OGUN STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY COMPLEX OKE MOSAN ABEOKUTA.
The forum was declared open by the speaker of the Hoouse Hon. Prince Suraj Adekunbi Ishola. His Deputy Hon Oluomo anchored the programme. People from all works of life were present at the occasion. Grievances of stakeholders are numerous, among which are Hoarding of prepaid meters by IBDEC and where available, those meters are not functional, crazy and estimated billing system,nonchalant attitude of IBEDC staff, gross shortage of electricity supplied,shortage of transformers, poor customer relationship, stoppage of power supply for about 3 years in some communities and yet bringing bills for services not rendered, illegal disconnections, etc
RESPONSE FROM IBEDC:
1.IBEDC is not in charge of power generation but distributions and power generated is grossly inadequate. 180,000 megawatts is needed in Nigeria but 5,000 Megawatts are generated out of which 50 megawatts are supplied to whole Ogun State which is not even enough to serve Abeokuta alone.
2. IBEDC buy power at N80.80k and sell at N31 which is at a loss and therefore couldn't embark on any capital project.
3. Bribery and corruption in Government circle, individuals and their staff hampered their activities.
4. Provision of prepaid meters not handled by them again but another company.
5.They have resign but Federal Government did not accept their resignation but urged them to continue.
1.ALL CUSTOMERS MUST BE METERED.
2.NO MORE ESTIMATED BILLING SYSTEM.
3.DISCONNECTIONS WITHOUT ADEQUATE NOTICES NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE.
4.HENCEFORTH IBEDC TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PURCHASE OF TRANSFORMERS,POLES AND ALL ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES SINCE THEY ARE IN BUSINESS.
5.FED. GOVT TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE TO DISCOS IBEDC AND THE LIKES.
6. ILLEGAL CONNECTION OF ELECTRICITY SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED IN OUR COMMUNITY.
7. PAY AMOUNT YOU CAN AFFORD TO IBEDC IF YOU ARE NOT METERED UNTIL YOU ARE METERED.
8. TAKE IBEDC TO COURT IF AGGRIEVED.....
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The Department of State Security Services(DSS) has taken over the residence of the Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District today after he was arrested in Abuja today.
Barrister Ndudi Nwagbara who is Abaribe’s Legal Adviser told Igbere TV correspondent that the DSS has not revealed the reason Abaribe was arrested.
Igbere TV recalls that Abaribe, who is chairman of the senate committee on power, steel development and metallurgy, had alleged that N30 billion was smuggled into the power budget.
He said the N30 billion was listed for expansion and re-enforcement of infrastructure in the distribution companies to reduce stranded firms.
“The amount never passed through the senate power committee. Where did such huge sum of N30 billion come from?” he had asked.
“Let the budget office and other relevant bodies conduct self examination. Such self examination will go a long way to clear gray areas.”
Abaribe also stood as one of the sureties for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who regained freedom after 18 months in detention. Nnamdi Kanu’s whereabouts is still unknown after soldiers invaded his house.
Story by Silentbeads
I had Fii to help me out whenever I needed him.
Fii had job issues. When we started dating he had no job. I was virtually taking care of most of his needs. I paid his rent, paid his utilities and even provided him with money to buy what he needed. When we agreed we were going to get married, we also agreed that he has to find a job before we do that.
When I saw him that night, he had a frowned face. I knew she wasn’t pleased about my inability to give him the money. When I started talking to him, he gave me straight answers. I asked him; “Are you angry about something?” He said; “Of course I’m angry. All I’m going through now is because I want to be married to you. It’s for your sake so if you don’t want to help where help is needed, then we better call off the whole thing.”
Three months after that, we had a beautiful wedding. I’ve never seen him so happy. His happiness rubbed me in all the right places. I couldn’t help it but be happy for such a man in my life. When people left, he stayed. We deserved our happiness on that day.
I told him, “Come around whenever you are ready. I’ll give you the keys to pick whatever you have left from the house.” He started ranting, “Didn’t you hear what I said? Your parents have…”
I cut the call before he could finish his statement. While he was away, I’d learned to move on and he wasn’t yet aware. I wanted the marriage that’s why he did it for me. I didn’t want it any longer. May it please him to let it go.