Ikeja Electric, through its Management, recently disclosed that it would be investing N500million to boost electricity to consumers in Obawole, Fagba, and Iju in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The company noted that residents in those areas were witnessing an improved power experience after the commissioning of the Obawole 15MVA transformer Injection Substation by Ikeja Electric Plc.

The Injection Substation was commissioned during the weekend and residents of the areas are now able to enjoy power supply for up to 18 hours daily.

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According to Anthony Youdeowei, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Ikeja Electric Plc, who spoke during the commissioning, the new injection substation 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. This move has increased the supply of power from the usual two hours daily to 18 hours, with a view to finding a lasting solution to critical supply issues facing the community. This is in line with our commitment to our vision of the provision of quality and reliable services to our customers.”

A second project: The managing director further disclosed that the company was embarking on a second project that would see to radiating two feeders, which would further improve power supply to New Oko-Oba, Unity Estate, Fagba, Babatunde Hassan, Awobona and Iju Road.

Youdeowei also explained that Ikeja Electric is all about customers’ satisfaction as they have even set up a dispute resolution panel to look into customers’ complaints, especially issues of estimated billing.

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He urged customers to continue to partner with the company as they are working tirelessly to improve its services. He also urged partners to keep up with regular payment of electricity bills, noting that payment of the huge outstanding debt owed Ikeja Electric by the community would go a long way in assisting the company to fulfill other obligations to its esteemed customers.

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