Ikeja Electric Expands Strategy To Curb Vandalismikj
…partners Lagos State Electricity Board in Vigilance and Monitoring
In efforts to curb the rising spate of vandalism in its network, Ikeja Electric Plc, has joined forces with Lagos State Electricity Board (LSEB), also victims of the attacks, to forge effective ways to mitigate the negative trend.
The partnership designed to address the loss of equipment to vandals was revealed at the recent visit paid by IE representatives to LSEB, will include collaboration in monitoring and sharing of vital intelligence that will be helpful in strengthening vigilance efforts on assets.
In his remarks, representative of the State Board, Engr. Luke Orunsola, decried the attacks on LSEB equipment noting that the board had suffered recurrent attacks where spans of underground cable had been unearthed and carted away. He sued for better collaboration between LSEB and Ikeja Electric, noting that the common enemy was costing both organizations millions in revenue. He noted that some IE assets were situated in close proximity to LSEB assets and called on both parties to be their “brother’s keepers”.
In a related development, and in response to the safety notice presented by Ikeja Electric with respect to the proximity of some street lights to High Voltage Power Lines, and the attendant risk of electrocution, the Head of Public Lines, LSEB, Engr. Omotayo Halid, promised to send a technical team to affected areas to forestall any accidents and loss of life.