Ojodu Abiodun Residents Make SOS Appeal To FG Over Power Supply Crisis
Residents of Ojodu Abiodun community in Ogun State are making a Save-Our-Soul appeal to the federal government over what they call a continuous fraudulent estimated electricity billing system going on in the community.
They made this appeal during a town hall meeting organized by the youths on Saturday at the community town hall on Ogunaike street, ojodu Berger.
According to the secretary of Ojodu Community Development Committee, Mr Muraina Muyideen who spoke with The Triangle News, the community has not experienced electric power supply for the over 2 months.
He disclosed that this is occurring because they had issued a ‘No-Prepaid Meter, No Payment’ order to the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IEDC, which is the DISCO in-charge of the area.
Another youth leader in the community, Yomi Akinsola while also speaking lamented that ever since this order was made, rather than heed to their request, the IEDC has decided to put the community in total blackout and still bringing estimated bills to consumers for power that wasn’t supplied.
In his address, the traditional ruler of Ojodu Abiodun, Oba Sikiru Adelani Obatula warned the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IEDC to comply with the directives of the Federal Government on the issuance of prepaid metres to consumers in the country.
He called on the Federal Government through the Ministry of Power, The Lagos and Ogun State Governments, The Nigerian Senate and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC to intervene in the crisis.
He urged the youths and residents of Ojodu Abiodun at large to be law abiding and not in anyway take laws into their hands in an attempt to express their grievances.
Present at the meeting were the Ojodu Abiodun Traditional Council, Landlords, Residents, Youths, Law enforcement officers and the Media.
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