Kwara Government Appeals to IBEDC for Improved Power Supply to State

The Kwara State Government has made a plea to the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) for an improved power supply to the state, emphasizing the necessity for efficient functioning of facilities, particularly the waterworks.

The appeal was made by the State Commissioner for Water Resources, Usman Yunusa-Lade, at a meeting with the Regional Head and Management of the Distribution Company in his office.

The commissioner highlighted the adverse effects of the epileptic power supply on the normal pumping of water by the waterworks, stressing the importance of a steady power supply for the optimal operation of facilities.

He urged both parties to look into the problem holistically and find potential solutions to enhance the power supply.

Christiana Asonibare, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, also pointed out the negative impact of the poor power supply on the ministry’s day-to-day operations, appealing to IBEDC to find a lasting solution to the issue of frequent power outages.

Oluwatoyin Akinyosoye, the Regional Head of IBEDC in Kwara, mentioned that the current power supply challenges were a national issue, with efforts underway to address them.

He explained that the allocation of megawatts to the state had decreased significantly, leading to the rationalisation of power supply.

IBEDC, which has five regions, allocates just a quarter of its total power supply to Kwara, which amounts to 12.6, equivalent to 13% of the national grid.

Akinyosoye acknowledged this as grossly inadequate and attributed the challenges to low water levels and gas shortages affecting their power plants.

He promised to address the issues and improve the efficiency of services provided to the state’s residents.

Emmanuel Audu, the Head of the Commercial Unit of lBEDC, assured that the problems with the two dams in the state capital, Agba and Asa waterworks, would soon be resolved.

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