The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) Plc Thursday advised its customers to stay away from electrical installations within its network during the rainy season.
IBEDC chief operating officer, John Ayodele, who gave the advice, stated that the rainy seasons often witness the highest levels of incidents within the electricity distribution sector due to heavy rainfall, windstorms, and flood.
Specifically, Ayodele warned against the practice of conducting commercial activities under power lines and cables, noting that the cables could easily snap due to strong winds.
“There is a need to create awareness on safety measures during the rainy season because of the hazards that electricity and water can cause. Avoid conditions that can compromise your safety around electricity, such as using wet electrical appliances or handling them with wet hands and stepping in puddles of water that could potentially be charged.
“IBEDC is concerned about the safety of its customers and staff, hence, the need for more sensitisation and education now.”
He said members of the public should be on their guards to avoid falling victims of any accident that could easily occur during the rains.