The lbadan Electricity Distribution Company (lBEDC) in Ilorin said it has taken delivery of electrical equipment worth N150 million to rescue the power outage being experienced by some residents within the Kwara State capital.
IBEDC Regional Communication Officer, Asaju Kolawole, disclosed this to newsmen, yesterday.
It would be recalled that residents of about 32 communities within the Ilorin metropolis started experiencing the power outage sometime in Dec. 2018.
The affected areas, which are mainly traditional areas of llorin, include Pakata, Ita Kudimoh, Adeta, Kuntu, Alore, Popo Giwa, Abemi, Soto Street and Ita Nmo.
Others are Anifowoshe, Oloje, Abata Suban Area, Adabata, Alfa Yahya, Ita-elepa, Ita Merin, and its environs.
The power outage was attributed to major fault at the transmission feeder station located in Pakata in llorin.
The lBEDC spokesperson, however, said that the repair work on the damaged transmission station had commenced in earnest.
He gave an assurance that the N150 million worth of electrical equipment, received from the headquarters of the company in lbadan, would put an end to the power outage.
Kolawole, who did not give any specific time for the restoration of power to the affected communities, urged the residents to continue to exercise patience.
He advised them not to offer any amount of money to lBEDC staff involved in the repair work at Pakata transmission station or at other places.
Comrade Shafil Alada, the spokesperson of the affected communities, while speaking with newsmen confirmed that repair work had commenced on the damaged transmission located at Pakata.
He, however, appealed to lBEDC to expedite action on the repair work to enable the residents resume their social and economic activities in full swing.