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Two weeks of black out: Ifako-Ijaiye residents threaten thunder and brimstone

Residents of Adisa Coker, Ndike and Obawole communities in Ifako-Ijaiye local government end of Lagos Mainland has threatened that hell would be let loose if an official of power distribution company, Ikeja Electric, visits the area anytime soon. This is due to the two weeks of total blackout witnessed by residents of the community.

Commenting on the development, a resident of the community, Abubakar Isah residents of the area have been in complete darkness since June 6, 2018. “We last had power supply two weeks ago. Till this moment, we have not heard anything. The field officers of Ikeja Electric only came around once telling us that they ran checks and would ensure we had power supply. We are yet to get a result,” he said.

Another resident identified simply as Shedrack expressed his displeasure on the situation saying the residents would ensure no bills were served houses in the area until power supply is restored. “It is about time for them to share bills to collect money for electricity that was not supplied. How would we be asked to pay for what we didn’t use?” he noted.

He added that; “I will make sure anyone who dares come close to my house is dealt with. The company have shown total disregard to the plight of its customers who pays for services regularly but gets nothing in return. We are talking of two weeks of lack of power supply.”

Meanwhile, InsideMainland learnt that community leaders in the area have made moves to ensure power supply returns to the neighbourhood.

According to a landlord in the area, Rotimi Yanju, the community development association officers were informed that the reason for lack of power supply in the area was attributed to a fault at the Ikeja transmission station of power company, Ikeja Electric.

“The executives of the CDA said the fault was from the Ikeja station of Ikeja Electric. We have made efforts to ensure it is fixed but nothing seems to be working for now,” he said.

Efforts to get the Ikeja Electric undertaken officer in Ifako-Ijaiye for comments at as press time proved futile.



Idris Aina
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