Residents of Segun Awolowo Street in Ejigbo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State have experienced total blackout as a result of their removal from a transformer in the area by the local undertaking office under the jurisdiction of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) on allegations of suspected overload on the power grid.
According to a release signed by the secretary of the Community Development Association of the affected community, Mr Segun Ojedokun and President, Chief Friday Nnomere, the Oke-Afa, undertaking office of IKEDC yanked them off the grid on allegations that their area was the source of the transformer’s constant hiccup.
All entreats to the undertaking office to redistribute power and ensure they are not left in darkness fell on deaf ears, the Secretary disclosed.
According to the group, after series of meetings with IKDC officials, with the assistance the traditional ruler of Ejigbo in Lagos state, Oba Adekunle Ojoola and prominent politicians in the area, they were able to secure a fairly used transformer and also made other arrangements for logistics to enable IKEDC officials to install the unit.
Ojedokun stated that they were however surprised by the action of the undertaking office manager who failed to carry out the installation as agreed planned
The community, therefore, called on IKDC authorities to this matter of urgency prevailed on the undertaking manager to desist from carrying out the act which they described as inhumanity to fellow human beings.