As part of efforts to restore power supply back to Ilesa, the management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, (IBEDC) has said that it has embarked on the replacement of damaged equipment at Oke-Omiru Injection Sub-Station in Ilesa, Osun State.
In a release made available to AMILOADED Media by the Head, Branding and Corporate Communication, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company Mrs. Angela Olanrewaju revealed that the replacement works will involve installation of all the damaged panels, outdoor breakers and other infrastructure at the Oke- Omiru Injection Sub-Station servicing Ireti Ayo, Ilaje and Palace Areas within Ilesa Township.
It also contained that equipment required for the replacement exercise have arrived at Oke Omiru injection substation on the evening of June 26th, 2019 and the technical team had since began with the installation of the equipment deployed for replacement of the damaged ones.
According to her, some parts of Ilesa which can be powered by Imo and Ilerin injection substations have since been energized temporarily since June 18th, 2019.
It will be recalled that the Chief Operating Officer, Engr. John Ayodele at an event had said that the management has ordered the major equipment required to rehabilitate the Oke -Omiru Injection substation that was damaged during the massive destruction and carnage that occurred at Ilesha.
Mrs Olanrewaju therefore appealed to IBEDC customers in Ilesha to immediately commence payment of the huge outstanding bill of Three billion, six hundred and ninety-nine million, one hundred and forty-two thousand, one hundred and twenty-seven naira seven kobo (N 3,699,142,127.7 billion) to further facilitate the repairs occasioned by the unfortunate violent protests that destroyed infrastructure worth over Two hundred million naira (N 200,000,000 million) at Oke- Omiru injection substation.