08 December 2015, Lagos – Residents of Alaguntan Community Development Area,CDA, in Agbado Oke-odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos recently appealed to the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IKEDC, to put an end to the prevailing blackout in the community that started over two months ago.
Some elders of the community told newsmen that the situation has not only paralysed the economic activities and also worsened the health condition of residents.
According to them, several efforts have made ensure the restoration of power, including appeals to IKEDC to replace the transformer that was taken away from the community.
Alhaji Ahmed Amosa, the CDA’s Chairman of Electricity said: “Our transformer parked up since three months and we have been appealing to the management of IKEDC but no avail.
“They keep promising us, but up till now we have not seen anything. We appeal to them to help us with another transformer because we are already in the dry season with its attendant heat
“Let them help our children who use power to read at night and pregnant women who could be affected by the heat,” Amosa said.
He added that before the transformer was taken away by IKEDC, the power had been epileptic just after the general elections in the area.
According to him, the area has been groaning under poor power supply, while other communities were enjoying supply.
Also, Mr Suabana Bada, the General Secretary of the CDA, who decried the insensitivity of IKEDC to the plights of the residents, added that electricity provider has continued to bill resident for power not consumed.