Residents belonging to Igbehin Community Association (CDA) in Mushin, Lagos Mainland have protested the two weeks total blackout in their area while urging Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), to provide prepaid meters for residents.
The aggrieved residents stated that they were tired of estimated and outrageous billing given to them by EKEDC demanding that prepaid meters be provided for the entire community.
According to the Secretary of the CDA group, Mr. Kayode Ogunbola, the community had written series of letters to the company stating their plight but it has yielded no result.
“We are tired of crazy bills because we pay for light we did not consume. For more than one week now, we have been in darkness as EKEDC has disconnected us completely. We need prepaid meters to enable us to pay for only what we consume,” he said.
Another resident, Mrs. Grace Olajide while lamenting the high estimated bills she receives said: “The bills they bring to us for the past two months have been unbearable. They charge us as high as N7,500 and the light is not constant. For past one week now, they have refused to give us light.
“We went to EKEDC headquarters to plead with the managing director that our bills should come down to N5,000 because that is the money we can afford, but the MD’s response was that we should go back home to pay the current charges, else they will seize light from our community.”