Residents and commuters in Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Kwara, Niger, Ekiti, and Kogi have been advised not to drive while intoxicated with alcohol.
On Friday, Kingsley Achife, the interim managing director of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), issued the warning.
Newsmen reported that Achife made a statement in Ibadan, saying the need to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol is necessary to prevent collisions. collisions with electric poles and other forms of accidents during the Independence Day celebration.
While enjoining residents to be moderate during the 62 independence anniversary, Achife advised motorists to observe traffic rules to avoid accidents that could damage electricity installations.
He also urged Nigerians to continue to strive for the development of the country, adding that one of the catalysts that drive the growth and development of any economy is electricity.
The statement said “Avoid driving under the influence of alcohol and observe traffic rules to prevent collision with electric poles and other forms of accidents during the independence celebration.
” The sacrifices and the ideologies of the founding fathers should remain the watchword for a united and peaceful country.
” Nigerians should continue to strive for the development of the country, based on this, IBEDC is committed to contributing its best to national development through excellent service delivery, improved power supply, prompt response to customers’ complaints and bridging the metering gap across our franchise”