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ibedc news BE WARY OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS DURING RAINY SEASON IBEDC TELLS RESIDENTS

Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company [IBEDC], on Thursday, appealed to residents of its franchise area to be  cautious  around electrical installations as the rainy season  comes with the increased risk of electrical accidents.

The spokesperson of the company, Busolami Tunwase, in a statement, quoted the  Acting Managing Director of the company, Engr. Francis Agoha, as making the call during a facility inspection tour.

Agoha said  it was crucial  for customers to take proactive steps to safeguard themselves  and property, saying their  safety and  that of other stakeholders remained  its topmost priority.

The IBEDC boss said: ‘’It is crucial to take proactive steps to safeguard yourself and your property, as the safety of our customers and stakeholders remains our topmost priority.

“The safety of our stakeholders is paramount.We are dedicated to providing a secure and dependable power supply while educating our communities on staying safe during the rainy season. Through vigilant maintenance, rapid emergency response, and continuous public outreach, we strive to minimize risks.”

Continuing, Agoha said: ‘’To assist you in staying safe, here are some simple precautions to follow: One, avoid contact with fallen power lines and immediately report such incidents to IBEDC’s emergency services. Heavy rains and storms can cause power lines to fall.

‘’Two, stay clear of flooded areas, because they pose significant hazards, especially if electrical equipment is involved, and refrain from walking through flooded streets or touching electrical fixtures.

‘’Three, regularly check that your home or business’s electrical connections are secure and shielded from water. Look out for exposed wires or malfunctioning connections.

‘’Four, wear rubber-soled shoes and avoid metal objects when outdoors during heavy rainfall to minimize the risk of electrical accidents.

”Five, keep our emergency contact numbers close at hand. If you notice any electrical hazards or experience power disruptions, reach out to us promptly at 07001239999 or via our social media channels”.

The acting MD added that by adhering to these safety measures, ”customers can help ensure a safer rainy season for yourself and your community. Remember, your safety is our priority at IBEDC”.

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