THE management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc has warned members of the public against attacking its employees and facilities.
IBEDC cautioned those attacking its staff and facilities to refrain from engaging in such acts of violence, stating that the company and its property do not deserved any attack from members of the public.
The company was reacting to some attacks on its business locations and employment in last few days.
A statement signed by the Managing Director of the company, Engr. Kinsley Achife, said electricity distribution companies provide an essential service, which is critical to the daily lives of citizens.
Achife said the attack on the IBEDC offices will not only cause damage to the property but also disrupts the provision of electricity, which affects the livelihoods of many people and throws communities into darkness.
He said: “We understand that these are trying times for us all, but attacking staff who are also Nigerians and destroying electrical installations will further exacerbate the challenges.
“We therefor urge the public to maintain law and order and refrain from engaging in any form of assault against electricity workers who are primarily there to support you, your homes and businesses.”
The Managing Director also assures customers that IBEDC is committed to providing quality services and improving its infrastructure and operations.
He explained that the company has strengthened its non-cash based payment channels to reduce customer pressure.
“We are also open to feedback and suggestions from the public, and will work to address any issues raised speedily”, he stated.