Residents, traders count losses to epileptic power supply
By Edith Igbokwe
Residents and artisans such as tailors, barbers, bakers and laundry service providers operating within Afariogun area of Oshodi in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area have cried out over the epileptic power supply which has not been an effective one as it affected their living conditions and businesses.
They lamented high cost of maintaining power generating machines to keep their customers and to make sales, while claiming that they equally pay higher for the electricity they didn’t enjoy.
They complained that the borrowing feeder system of electricity made available to Oshodi community has been affecting them and business activities in the environs.
According to them, total number of 11 transformers in Afariogun, Oshodi under Ikeja Electric (IE) suffers epileptic power supply as a result of leveraging on Eko Electric for supply known as borrow feeders.
However, the Oshodi Undertaking Manager, Mr. Adebayo Adesiyan urged the community leaders to encourage their people to pay their electricity bills to enable Ikeja Electric (IE) settle its energy suppliers.
ECHONEWS gathered from the community leaders that the concerned residents have tagged Ikeja Electric beneficiary agent that just pacifies the residents to pay their bills to get its own benefits.
The Isokan Community Leader, Mr. Fawole Kazeem, said the residents were aggrieved over the unjust treatment received from the electricity distribution company which forced them to pay the bills for the power they never consumed.
Fawole therefore urged Ikeja Electric to make power supply available for the community, saying educating them on payments would then be understandable as well as being fair enough for residents to cough out the amount billed.