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Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye II

Offa Decendant Union (ODU), has called on the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company(IBEDC) management to as a matter of urgency remove the Service Hub Manager Mr. Issac Olorungbon from office within seven days on he ground of incompetence.

The ODU stated this in a communique issued in a statement issued at the end of a Town Hall Meeting on Erratic Power Supply and Vandalization of Transformers within the Offa IBEDC Service Hub on Friday 14th July, 2023 adding that having waited for and receiving no response since its last meeting with IBEDC Management at the palace of HRM, the Olofa of Offa on 23nd May, 2023, for IBEDC Offa leadership to respond to allegations levied against the manager and other members of the staff, and after thorough deliberation the union has resolved to take actions needed to stem the electricity issues at its root.

According to the communique jointly signed by ODU Electricity Secretary,Engr Adekunle Yusuf; Chairman Electricity Committee, Chief Tajudeen Shittu; General Secretary, Dr Olusegun Ogungboye,and the union’s First Vice President Alh. Tajudeen Bello pray that: ”

The Present Offa Service Hub Manager – Mr. Issac Olorungbon should, within seven (7) days from today, be removed as the Service Hub Manager for evidential demonstration of incompetence; for suspecting to have information and hoard same about vandalization ongoing in Offa; and for becoming a cog in the wheel of progress of the hub.

The Union also noted that failure of IBEDC to remove the said manager from office within the stipulated time would result in a peaceful protest after which customers in Offa service Hub would seize to pay all estimated bills.

” If the Manager is not removed from office by the management of IBEDC within the stipulated time above, that is, by Friday 21st July, 2023, a peaceful protest be carried out by all IBEDC customers in Offa Service Hub after permission from relevant security agencies.

“if the Manager is not removed after seven (7) days of the protest, that is, by Friday 28th July, 2023, all IBEDC customers in Offa service Hub should stop payment of all estimated bills.

The union in the communique further urge the IBEDC to pot an end to electricity Customers financial contribution to repair or replace any IBEDC facility or equipment in
Offa Service Hub, noting that once a community’s experience an interrupted electricity supply for at least 25 days, the community shouldn’t accept or pay any estimated bill for the affected period.

” That an end should be put to Electricity Customers financial contribution to repair or replace any IBEDC facility or equipment in
Offa Service Hub.

“That when a community’s electricity supply is affected for at least 25 davs, that community should NOT accept any estimated bill for the affected period and therefore should not pay for the period.

“That upon resumption of duty by the new Manager for IBEDC Offa Service Hub, ODU relevant committees should engage him on the critical energy matters as they affect Offa,” reads the communique.

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