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Residents lament over three weeks power outage

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Residents of Orile-Oshodi have expressed displeasure over poor power supply by Ikeja Electric Distribution Company (IKDC) for three weeks despite paying huge bills.

Osho street with six other streets using the same transformer sited at Yusuf Street have been left in darkness for three weeks since the new year without prompt action from IKDC to resolve the issue despite large sum of money contributed to a member of the Community Development Association (CDA) called John, a resident at Yusuf Street to fix the damaged cable in the transformer which some officials of IKDC noted was the major cause of the power outage. However, some residence has alleged that constant contribution of money to fix the issue is being used as an avenue to enrich some pocket of individuals.

“On several occasions, we have been asked to contribute some amount of money to repair either cable or the transformer but to no avail. But I feel some persons are using this misfortune to enrich the pockets”, a resident alleged.

A concerned resident lamented that the outage has affected businesses in the area.

According to her, “My business has dwindled since this issue began. I really do not know what the problem is. But I pray to IKDC to look into this matter urgently before things get worse”.

The issue of poor power supply has been a common phenomenon in Lagos State. It was reported on a national Daily (not The Guardian) on January 26 that residents of Ikola Ilumo in the Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development area of Lagos State lamented poor electricity supply to the community by Ikeja Electric.

The aggrieved residents who received bills, which they say do not reflect power consumption, added that when there was power, the current was either too high or too low.

Epileptic power supply has been a major set back to businesses in the state.


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