If information reaching us at InsideMainland is anything to go by, then residents of Ojota, Ogudu, Gbagada, Soluyi, Alapere and environs have a reason to smile following the latest move by power distribution company, Ikeja Electric Plc.
InsideMainland learnt that the company otherwise known as Ikeja Disco has invested the sum of N150 million to carry out major rehabilitation work at Ogudu injection substation. The rehabilitation work is expected to improve power distribution to the aforementioned communities on the Lagos Mainland.
Speaking on the rehabilitation process, the company’s Head of Corporate Communications, Felix Ofulue, said the rehabilitation became necessary as a result of frequent breakdown occasioned by obsolete equipment at the Injection Substation, which most times resulted in serious load shedding and power outages in the areas.
“All the Switch Gear Panels and Cables were completely replaced with new ones to ensure stable and quality power from the injection Station. So, with this upgrade, all the outgoing 11KV Feeders can now be loaded at the same time to give supply to all the communities within the coverage areas, unlike in the past when the feeders could not be energized at the same time,” he said.
He further explained that other projects are ongoing at different locations to ensure improved power supply across its network.
“We have Ayobo dual 33KV lines, which is expected to improve power supply to Igando, Ijegun and Ikotun and we also have the Abule-Iroko 33KV line, which when completed will also improve power supply to Abule-Egba. All efforts are in top gear to ensure the completion of these projects,” Ofulue said.
While appreciating the understanding and co-operation of communities which experienced an outage during the rehabilitation work, Ofulue solicited for prompt response to payment of electricity bills, to enable the company to sustain effective maintenance of equipment for excellent service delivery.