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Consumers differ over power supply in Kwara


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Gov. Abdulfattah Ahmed

ELECTRICITY consumers in Ilorin, Kwara State capital have expressed divergent views over the performance of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) in electricity distribution and supply.

The consumers made their views known in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin yesterday.
While some residents in the suburbs expressed satisfaction with the level of power supply in past months, others described the supply as epileptic.

Residents of Opo-Malu, Offa Road, Irewolede and IGS said they enjoy improved power supply, especially those in Irewolede who claimed they now enjoy between 20 to 23 hours of electricity daily.

Also residents of Opo-Malu said they now enjoy electricity for about 13 hours daily, amounts to 54 per cent; against the average of five to six hours in the past, which also translated to 24 per cent.

Residents and shop owners in these areas revealed that they no longer spend as much on fuel as they did in the past months.

A shop owner at Irewolede Estate, Mrs. Risikat Salako, told NAN that she now gets at least 83 per cent of supply, which she said, was about 20-hour of electricity a day.

Salako said that she no longer worry about her goods, which are mostly perishable because power supply was stable to keep them fresh.
“Since I moved to Irewolede in February, my generator has hardly been switched on, but when I was at Taiwo Road, the generator was over used and consumed lots of fuel,” Salako said.

Ibrahim Ajide, a barber at Opo-Malu Area, also said that with the regular supply, he now spends less on fuel and used the money he would have spent on fuel for other worthwhile ventures.

“You know that in the evening if you want to sell as a barber you must play music to attract people to your salon, if you don’t do that, you won’t get customers.”

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1 Comment
  • amador kester

    Buhari is silent as the wilderness as regards the power sector.And consumers grope silently in the excruciating wilderness with outrageous charges and tariffs,erratic supply with service volatility and no meters