IBEDC and the unfortunate incidence that happened in Ilesa in the last couple of days:
It is compelling to make some few remarks about the avoidable disruption of peace and wanton destruction of peoples property, which left most businesses in ruins as a result of the faceoff between the staff of IBEDC and the youths of Ilesa in the last few days.
In any business enterprise, an investor will always want to earn returns on his investment, while a client or consumer of the goods or services will equally want to maximize satisfaction, having paid for services rendered, by the investor.
The IBEDC is a service organization that is expected to deliver better, unfailing and quality service to her customers for the exchange of money paid by these customers. IBEDC is a product of the Federal government privatisation policy, which was aimed to deliver prompt and efficient services to her customers and boost the economy of this great nation. But quite unfortunately, the privatisation process of the erstwhile NEPA was fraught with corruption. No wonder, the same set of people who did not make NEPA work, were those who conspired to buy up the moribund NEPA. It was expected that having taken over the privatisation of NEPA, better service delivery that will grow the businesses of average Nigerians and by extension grow the nation’s economy will be of paramount importance to them, but it has been a mirage since the privatisation of NEPA. Many businesses have gone into extinction by the over- billing and inefficient performances of these so called Electricity Distribution companies. Majority of their staff are incompetent, inexperienced, unprofessional and rogues. Corruption thrives in these companies. All of these have brought economic sorrows to their customers. The current impasse that has bedeviled IBEDC calls for serious concern and the Federal government needs to look into the activities of these various distribution companies in the country, before they do further damage to our economy and run our people out of their businesses. Finally, I want to appeal to the good people of Ilesa to allow peace to reign and give the unrepentant IBEDC management and their half baked staff another chance and see if they will perform and stop strangulating the suffering masses. God bless our land.