INSIDEMAINLAND – The residents of the Laaga community in Ewu-Elepe, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, have lamented the outrageous inflation of electricity bills in their community.
According to the residents, they have been made to pay an estimated bill that is more than the minimum wage of the country.
The residents complained that the bill sent for January 2022 was standing at a whopping sum of N23,000.
InsideMainland also gathered that same is also happening in adjoining communities including Mowo Kekere, Oke Eletu, Ewu Eleshin amongst others.
According to a resident, the situation “has become a case of general exploitation to residents of Ikorodu most especially on Ijede road.”
Another resident said that between October and December 2021, the bill received from Ikeja Electric was estimated at around N12,000 and when the December bill was sent in January, it was around N18,000 while the January bill was N23,000.
The aggrieved resident termed it ‘daylight robbery’ as they aren’t granted any right to contest the high bills shared by the disco.