Ikeja Electric commissions transformer injection substation


The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Disco has commissioned the Obawole 15 Mega Volt Amp (MVA) transformer Injection Substation.

The facility will improve supply to customers in Obawole, Fagba, and environs of Iju, in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The Injection Substation, which was commissioned at the weekend will provide residents availability of power supply for up to 18 hours daily..

Speaking during the commissioning of the project in Lagos, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Ikeja Electric Plc, Anthony Youdeowei, said the new injection sub-station would facilitate vast improvement in the quality of electricity supply to customers within the area, bringing to an end the epileptic supply of electricity hitherto experienced by residents.

“We embarked on this laudable project, which has gulped about N500 million, with the aim of strengthening our network as well as enhancing improved electricity supply to residents of the area”, Youdeowei said.

He noted that the move has increased the supply of power from the usual 2 hours daily to 18 hours.

He further disclosed that the company will go into the second phase of the project by radiating two feeders which will further improve power supply to new Oko-Oba, Unity Estate, Fagba, Babatunde Hassan, Awobona and Iju Road.

Youdeowei explained that IE is committed to exceptional service delivery and that the company recently set up a dispute resolution panel to look into customer complaints emanating from the issues of estimated billing, noting that the company is doing its best to ensure seamless integration of its vision for customer satisfaction.

He urged customers to continue to partner with Ikeja Electric for improved and qualitative services, especially with regards to regular payment of electricity bills, noting that payment of the huge outstanding debt owed Ikeja Electric by the community will go a long way in assisting the company to fulfill other obligations to its esteemed customers.

Oloruntoba Oke, Executive Chairman, Ifako-Ijaiye local council,  commended Ikeja Electric for making the project a priority, noting that with this development, these communities will enjoy the economic boom.

He also apppealed for the extension of the project to other communities and charged members of the community and their leaders to protect the facilities.

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