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UCH denies owing IBEDC N495m

UCH denies owing IBEDC N495m

University College Hospital, Ibadan, says it did not owe the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company a N495m bill, as being insinuated

UCH denies owing IBEDC N495m
UCH denies owing IBEDC N495m

UCH’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Adetuyibi, stated this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Ibadan.

NAN reports that IBEDC had disconnected power supply to UCH due to what it called accumulated bills of N495m, thus throwing the facility into darkness.

Adetuyibi, however, said that it was not true that the hospital had an accumulated bill of N495m over the last three years.

She said that the present UCH administration, led by Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, assumed office on March 1, 2019, and inherited over N27m as of February 27, 2019, adding that it had since ensured the monthly payment of bills brought by IBEDC.

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According to her, the UCH management has also been settling the backlog of bills inherited from previous administrations.

“This management has had meetings with the IBEDC management on several occasions.

“Aside that, a payment plan on how to offset the backlog of the outstanding debt has been forwarded to both the consultant of IBEDC and the regional head of IBEDC.

“This payment plan was rejected by IBEDC. They insisted that first payment of N250m should be made within three months.

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“This management’s catchphrase is ‘patients’ comfort and staff welfare.’ In essence, the issue of power supply and water supply to the hospital is critical to our operations.

“While we can say that we have outstanding bills to settle with the IBEDC, the hospital management has left no stone unturned in our proactive approach in making sure our teeming patients have access to adequate medical care at all times,” she said.

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