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Yaba residents decry total blackout and water shortage

Residents of Casino Community in Yaba area of Lagos State have decried the continuous lack of power supply and access to clean water in the area.

It was learnt that the residents of the community have been living without  power supply since last year after the transformer serving the area got spoilt.

According to Nation newspaper,a resident who identified himself as Haruna disclosed that since the transformer exploded last year, the light has not been stable and I spend over N1500 on fuel daily.”

Another resident who identified herself as Mrs. Aishat Issaolu said “despite the fact that we hardly have light, the power distribution company would bring outrageous bills to the community.”

Meanwhile, the residents also aired their displeasure on the lack of potable water in the axis. A resident, Mrs. Yetunde Oluwatoyin, said “we travel miles to fetch water from public wells. The water is not clean and can only be used for washing and bathing.”

“Some people fetch water from the bore hole of neighbouring churches, while others buy. We usually buy 25 liter for N200 but it has increased to N400. The Abokis get the water from boreholes, which are far from where we live,” she added.

The residents however called on Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to come to their aid in the axis.



Idris Aina
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