By Gloria Abutu
The Yola Electricity Distribution Company, YEDC has taken delivery of about 20 transformers to boost electricity supply in Adamawa state.
The YEDC Regional Manager in Adamawa state, Babatunde Ayoola made this known while receiving the facilities at the YEDC Headquarters in Yola.
Babatunde Ayoola said the procurement was part of the investment being made by the company to rehabilitate it’s network.
He added that the transformers which will be deployed across the YEDC franchise areas will address issues impeding adequate power distribution to ensure that customers enjoy better services.
He said, “we are making investment throughout the whole network. LT Poles will be deployed, cables, and other distribution materials are on ground to rehabilitate the network”.
The Regional Manager pointed out that the transformers, ranging from 200, 300 and 500 KVA, will be prioritised according to the needs of the benefitting communities.
Ayoola therefore appealed to customers to reciprocate the gesture by ensuring the safety of the infrastructure, as well as making timely payment of their bills for improved service delivery.
“Pay your bills, keep our properties safe and secure, we are partners in progress”, he noted.
YEDC Operations and Maintenance officer, Sule Kayeni expressed delight over the investment, while assuring residents of uninterrupted power supply upon installation of the infrastructure.
According to him, “Shortly, in Yola and other state capitals, new poles will be installed, we are going to have a new network that will be trouble -free. Most of the complain of customers will be resolved”.
“With the installation of these transformers, complaints of overloading, fuse cut and other issues will definitely be addressed”, he said.
Kayeni noted that the facilities on ground will help to facilitate a complete overhaul of the network for more availability of electricity supply to the people.