We the residents of Federal Site and Services Scheme, Isheri-Olofin in Egbeda-Idimu Local Council Development Area, otherwise known as Graceland Community Development Association, have been experiencing epileptic and fluctuating power supply recently despite purchasing 120 metres 70mm armoured cables at a cost of N400,000 in 2006 to connect electricity to our area.
This project was solely financed by our community. However, the armoured cable that was supposed to service not more than two transformers were connected to 18 other transformers by some staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria. Some of the beneficiaries were not even in Alimosho Business
The result has been an erratic power supply in our homes, thereby causing a lot of damages to our household equipment and properties.
We hereby appeal to the management of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company to investigate this matter and act appropriately by changing the 70mm armoured cable to 150mm so things could come back to normal – with the hope of generating more revenue for your company.
Thank you for your prompt and favourable action.
Engr. John Olanrewaju,
Idi-omo area, Ibadan
Those of us living in Idi-omo area of Ibadan, Oyo State sometimes wonder if we are part of civilisation since we are almost always in darkness. Sometimes in a week, we only have power for a period of two hours. So I was shocked to hear that electricity distribution companies are in the process of increasing tariffs in spite of the abysmal power supply in my area. Sometimes, I wonder what kind of country we live in. It’s obvious that our government does not care about the people, when in the midst of poverty, citizens are still made to pay through their noses for a service that they don’t get. Something needs to be done to correct this anomaly fast.