COVID-19: IBEDC Donates Items Worth #100 Million To Franchise States ..#5 Million Cash To UCH
The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) yesterday said items worth over N100 million were being donated to its franchise states and five million naira cash to the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan to fight the dreaded and rampaging Coronavirus.
The Regional Head, Ibadan Region of the distribution company, Engineer Peter Oyelami, disclosed while donated relief materials to the Oyo State Government at the Secretariat , Ibadan.
Presenting the relief materials to the state government,the Regional Head, Ibadan Region of the distribution company, Engineer Peter Oyelami, said:”IBEDC is a law-abiding corporate citizens and a socially responsible organization has earmarked about N100 million for relief items namely ( rice ,noodles,semotiva and so on). This gesture encompasses both the states we cover fully( Ogun, Oyo,Osun and Kwara States and partly Niger, Kogi and Ekiti States) and the same donations taking place here is being replicated across all the states with our coverage. We are supporting one of the major medical facility within our franchise,which has been designated as an apex care giver in the COVID-19 battle- the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan”.
Receiving the items on behalf of the state government, the Executive Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Agro-business, Dr Debo Akande, lauded the kind gesture the distribution company, assuring that the relief materials donated would be properly accounted for as soon as the pandemic has been contained.
At the UCH, where cash was donated ,the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of foremost teaching hospital, Mr. Victor Akinmolade, who received the cheque on behalf of the teaching hospital appreciated the gesture.
Akinmoladun said:”The IBEDC just gave us a check of N5 million and we appreciate them for that. We just received this money from the management of IBEDC. The gesture will help in so many ways to fight this pandemic. We hope that all other well-meaning Nigerians, corporate entities will follow the example of IBEDC by lending a helping hand at this critical time. We need your partnership. All of us coming together we can actually fight the virus”.
The power company also said it would not disconnect non-paying customers at this period except it is based on safety advisory and also to provid oke their regular customers power supply as much as is within their remit and control.