Isolo residents, not complying with electricity billings – Adesiyan
The Presiding Manager, Isolo Electricity Undertaking Office, Engr Adebayo Adesiyan, has explained that the disconnection of defaulting electricity consumers within the community, was due to noncompliance of the consumers to the electricity billings, imploring them to respond positively.
While speaking with Echonews correspondent in his office, Adesiyan revealed that the distribution company had been forced to embark on thorough disconnection of defaulting consumers in the community, stressing that response to electricity charges have been so poor despite the fact that power supply has been arguably fair in virtually all areas in the community.
He said, “Generally, communities in Isolo are not complying in terms of payment of electricity bills. Even a popular estate in the community, which unarguably enjoy of at least 18 hours of power supply each day submitted a contentious application to be paying N2000 as electricity charge each month whereas, electricity can’t be pegged at a fixed rate, it varies. We want them to respond encouragingly, that is when we can record success.”
He added that the reason communities like Ire-Akari, Osolo Way have relatively experienced low electricity supply, lately had been due to the ongoing upgrade in transmitting transformers from 60 MVA to 100 MVA, which he promised would soon be completed.
“We are aware that supply given at ire-Akari and Osolo communities is not up to expectation due to on-going upgrade in transmitting transformers (60MVA-100MVA) in the communities. “And why we’ve variably reduced electricity billing, tentatively, we want them to respond in terms of payment. As I speak, only 33 per cent of bills payment had only been recorded this month in the whole of Isolo. We want them to respond encouragingly. That is when we can also record success,” he reiterated.
He further disclosed that prepaid meter installation would resume in Isolo as soon as other place drafted numerically before it has been metered and by then disconnection contractors would be needless.