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Ikeja Electric steams for 24-hours power supply

Over one million customers under the jurisdiction of Ikeja Electric are going to have access to regular supply of electricity soon, if all goes according to plans.
Already, the company, which is reputed to be one of the largest power distribution firms in the country, is making plans to make the target a reality.



Apart from strengthening its network by acquiring sophisticated technologies, Ikeja Electric is building modern offices in its areas of operation.


The offices are going to serve as  undertaking and business units of the firm, as well as providing relatively minimum comforts for workers and customers respectively.


The areas in which the company is planning to improve its operation greatly are strategic and this includes Shomolu, Ikorodu, Abule Egba, Akowonjo, Ikeja, Iyana Ipaja and Iyana Oba, among others.


Speaking at the commissiong of the new Shomolu Business Unit recently, the Chairman, Sahara Group, owners of Ikeja Electric, Mr Kola Adesina, said that the company had improved electricity supply to consumers from 10 hours to 22 hours a day in many areas of operation, adding that the firm is making efforts to increase it to 24 hours soon.

“It is possible to have uninterrupted supply of electricity in Nigeria. If it can happen in other countries, why would it not happen in Nigeria. That is the level, we at Ikeja Electric are going and we would get there soon,” Adesina said.


He described electricity as menu of development globally, adding that Ikeja Electric would ensure that Nigerians use electricity supplied them to an advantage.

He said that the company was committed to the issue of selling more electricity to consumers, adding that the firm would stand by its decision.

Still on service delivery, Adesina said that the one-story building business units at Shomolu would provide avenue for workers to engage in critical thinking and ideas, adding that such ideas would in the long run impacts on the productivity of the staff and the company in particular.

He said that when workers and the customers operate in a very good ambience, their productivity and goals of the company would be enhanced.

He noted the land, which hosted the new business office of the company, was at a time not pleasant to the eyes, adding that the management team of Ikeja Electric contributed immensely to the construction of the office.


He said that people would be able to think well and process ideas in more unique ways if they are privileged to work in a conducive environment, stressing that the development informed the decision of the company to build news offices for its staff and customers.


The issue of providing new offices, Adesina, was not without the support of community leaders, adding that the chiefs and development associations played critical roles in ensuring that Ikeja Electric stand by its promise to provide power for the people.

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