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Just in: Power supply increased to 22hours per day in Ikeja, Lagos



By Timi Black
Chief Correspondent

Power distribution company, the IKEJA Electric Plc, on Monday affirmed its commitment towards increasing power distribution to 24 hours across its business unit. This was followed by commissioning of another business unit by the company in Shomolu, Lagos State.

According to Vanguard report, the ground breaking event was attended by the Chairman of Ikeja Electric, Mr. Kola Adesina, Chief Executive Officer, IE, Mrs. Folake Soetan, Engr. Hafeez Momoh, Director of Power, Lagos State Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, and Chairman, Odi-Olowo Community Development Committee, CDC, Shomolu, Chief Remi Ugo Amuludun.

While speaking, Adesina reiterated that the company had increased its supply to 22 hours. “It is possible to have 24 hours power supply and its a journey we are embarking on. IE has moved from 10 hours power service to 22 hours service. So, definitely, we will get to 24 hours constant power supply. If other countries are doing it we can do and we will do it.

“This year, we are highly committed to selling more energy to customers so as to enjoy longer hours of services. We are committed in ensuring that when faults are detected, we are able to remedy those faults in a faster, earlier, quicker, and easier manner to make life comfortable for our customers”.

He however stated that the purpose for the newly commissioned business unit was “to ensure that staff are given a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere where they can have the opportunity to think and interact in a manner where they can exchange ideas and also solve the problems of customers. Adesina assured that the company will ensure and continually provide quality services to its customers.