By Benjamin Ama, The Sight News
Ibadan: In a bid to educate Nigerians on how to avoid electrocution, the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has cautioned Nigerians against selling, building and planting trees under or close to power lines.
Giving the warning on Monday in Ibadan during a road show by the company,the Regional Head of Communication IBEDC Ilorin Zone, Mr Asaju Kolawole, also advised the public to be wary of electricity hazards and shun habits that posed danger to their lives and property while using electrical appliances.
IBEDC also cautioned residents against illegal connection, tampering with or vandalising installations of the distribution company, among other vices.
Kolawole stressed that the campaign was to educate the general public on the dangers of toying and tampering with electrical installations.
The spokesman also frowned at the vandalism of public facilities, particularly electricity installations, urging communities to be proactive in reporting any suspicious movement around electrical installations in their domain to security agencies in the state.
He regretted that misuse of electricity had led to the death of many people and enjoined the public to be careful in order to avert such ugly incidents.
Kolawole reiterated the company’s commitment to offer efficient services to its customers and appealed that complaints on illegal electricity connections, low power supply and electricity surge, electrocution and fire out break be reported promptly for immediate intervention.
He also appealed to customers to settle their electricity bills promptly to enable the company serve them better.
The road show included distribution of flyers to members of the public while the members of staff went round the metropolis singing, dancing and intermittently giving short enlightenment talks.
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