Worried by complaints from electricity consumers in Ogun State, the state house of assembly made moves to stop estimated billing of power consumption by the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company.
In a communique signed by the Deputy Speaker of Ogun State House Of Assembly, Hon. Taiwo Olakunle Oluomo and Regional head Ogun-IBEDC, Olayinka Oyinloye and 3 Representatives of Ogun State Civil Society Organizations, here resolved that Customers should have the right to appeal against exorbitant bills and pay for only what is due among other important conclusions.
The house held a stakeholders forum on Wednesday, June 20 at the assembly complex, Governor’s office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
The public hearing, which kicked off at 10 a.m, discussed issues relating to the alleged arbitrary electricity billing of consumers in the state by IBEDC.
It also discussed the failure of the electricity distribution company to provide meters to its customers for transparent billing, and a stable power supply in the state.
The public hearing followed the decision of the state assembly to partner with civil society groups and other non-governmental organizations, to address the problem of electricity supply in the state.
The house expressed concern that Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company has failed to energize more than 50 percent of 500 transformers distributed by the Amosun’s administration to various communities in the state.
See COMMUNIQUE from the recently held OGUN STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY STAKEHOLDERS FORUM below: