COVID-19: IBEDC Donates Over N100m Worth Of Relief Materials
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc in a statement on Wednesday said that it has earmarked about N100 million as part of its corporate social responsibility and contributions toward mitigating the health hazards and hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic for the donation of relief items to the states it operates in.
IBEDC also said it would support the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan with a donation of N5 million for the purchase of critical medical supplies needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chief Operating Officer, Mr John Ayodele, represented by the Regional Head for Ibadan, Mr Peter Oyelami at the presentation of the relief items to the Oyo State Government applauded the federal and state governments on the proactive measures put in place in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Ayodele said, “We realised that we need to join hands with the government like other public-spirited Nigerians and organisations have done in the fight against COVID-19.
“Specifically, we are donating food items worth Ten Million Naira for Oyo state.
The quantities are 2,500pcs of 5kg bags of rice, 3000pcs of 1kg of semovita and 1,500 cartons of noodles.
“These donations are being replicated across all the states within our coverage area throughout the week and the next.
“In addition to this, we have committed to providing our customers with regular power supply as much as it is within our remit and control.
“Also, we shall not disconnect non- paying customers during this period except it is based on safety advice.
“Our staff on essential duty; the technical crew are on ground to clear faults promptly,” he said.
He said all this was done to support the various government initiatives and help reduce the hardship of the lockdown on citizens.
“We appeal to our esteemed customers to enable us serve them better during this period by paying their current and outstanding bills or vend in advance through our hassle-free alternate payment channels to avoid been stranded during the lockdown,” Ayodele said.