Why Ede town is experiencing blackout – IBEDC

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The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) has disclosed the reasons some communities in Ede and its environs have suffered a shortfall in electricity supply in recent days.

In a statement signed by the IBEDC Osun Region and made available by its spokesperson, Kikelomo Owoeye, the IBEDC revealed that the problem was due to a technical problem on the Ede Township and Cottage 11KV feeders.

The statement also stated that as a result of the shortfall, communities in Ede township, Oke Gada, Oja Timi, Barracks, Owode, Aisu, Ogberin and Olori would experience power outages.

IBEDC also explained that it could not resolve the fault and ensure power supply is restored due to the closure of its offices by protesting youths in Ede.

On Monday, April 11, 2022, youths under the aegis of Federation of Ede Youths Development Association (FEYDA) had staged a peaceful protest against IBEDC.

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According to a message sent to Leakblast.com, the FEYDA National President, Abdulazeez Mufutaudeen Idowu revealed that the protesters locked up the IBEDC offices at Cottage junction, Oja Timi, Owode Ede and the Oke Gada Business Hub.

In an earlier announcement made available by the FEYDA media and publicity committee, the youth body accused IBEDC of plunging the ancient town into perpetual darkness.

They also alleged that apart from subjecting the town to darkness, IBEDC personnel still planned the distribution of bills, with estimated tariff around the town, starting from Monday, April 11.

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