The General Manager, Lagos State Electricity Board, Engr. Ibilola Kasunmu who made this known in her office while reviewing report of the Light-up Lagos project noted that the helplines will avail government the opportunity to have firsthand feedback from the public on the state of its electrical installations and equipment across Lagos State with a view to replacing defective ones.
“I must stress that we have professionals who are readily available to listen to complaints, answer to inquiries and provide necessary help when needed; all you have to do is to call. Our engineers are also on red alert to promptly attend to reported cases of damaged, defective and vandalized installations and equipment”, she said
Kasunmu stated that the Electricity Board had earlier put in place a monitoring mechanism which involves its officials going round to identify and rectify damaged and vandalized installations, adding that the helplines will aid the organisation in discharging its duties of illuminating and maintaining electrical infrastructure across Lagos State.
“The Lagos State Electricity Board will not relent on its oars in ensuring that street and public lights, as well as electrical installations and equipment, are properly maintained, and this we plan on doing, through collaborating with residents and partnership with the private sector in a way that will guarantee efficiency, sustenance of standards, cost-effectiveness and job opportunities”, she added
The General Manager warned people caught indulging in theft and vandalism of electrical installations and equipment for selfish gains will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Kasunmu explained the Light-up Lagos project is conceived to light up major highways and streets in the Lagos metropolis with the ultimate goal of boosting commercial activities, enhancing security, improving the citizenry’s standard of living as well as boost the aesthetics of the State.
She added that the initiative is in line with the State’s commitment to building a 24/7 economy that will create employment and wealth for the people, stressing that the project is also part of the State’s security strategy to make Lagos competitive, safe and secure.
“The Lagos State Electricity Board has a core mandate of illuminating streets, major roads and highways through its Light-Up Lagos project. Other major components of this project are Community Electrification and Embedded Power (IPP); these interventions have led to the enhancement of security, economics and social interaction in the State. It is with a view to consolidating these gains that we are providing the helplines”, Kasunmu said.