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Aboru Community Cries For Power Supply

Posted: Jul 7, 2015 at 8:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Kunle Ajayi  –  Lagos


Life is no longer bed of roses for the residents of Omotoye Community, a larger section of Aboru in Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, due to lack of power supply to their area for over one month.

It has been a harrowing experience for the people in the community, especially for those who depend directly on electricity for the source of their livelihood since the Ganiyu/Quadri Sub-Station transformer which supplies power to the area got damaged June 2. Before now, the entire Aboru has been experiencing shedding of load which makes it enjoy power supply one day on, one day off, but the latest incident, has completely thrown the community into total darkness and crippled business within the environ.

In a chat with Daily Independent, the community Chairman, Chief Abolaji Oniyi, said that the residents of the affected area thought respite had come their ways when the personnel of Ikeja Electric Distribution Company visited the community and went away with the faulty transformer June 20. According to him everybody is still living in dismay having no clue to when the era of total darkness would be over.

The Chairman therefore sent a save our soul message to Ikeja Disco to do everything within its reach to quickly restore power so that residents of  Ganiyu, Job Lanso, Unity road and Last Bus stop area could go back to business and live their normal lives.

A frozen foods shop owner, Mrs. Chinyere Okechukwu, lamented over the lost she had incurred since the blackout started.

‘’The last one month has been hectic because of this light matter. For me not to lose all my goods, I have to move them to other side of last bus stop, where I have to pay extra money in order to keep my goods frozen. It is difficult to recoup the additional cost because if I try to increase my price, customers will move to other competitor. The Power Holding people should swiftly come to our aid. Fuel is not easy to come by. In fact, it is more difficult to run on generator at home and shop. Most people go to charging centres which run on generator to charge their handset and rechargeable lamps they use at home. We need to be urgently bailed out. It is not a palatable story all”.