Lagos community petitions Sanwo-Olu, Adelabu, alleges unjust power sharing

Some members of the Ilamoshe Estate, Oke-Afa, Lagos State, have petitioned the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Minister of Power, Adebayo Adelabu, over what they described as an unjust power sharing that has kept them in darkness for over six years.

This, they said, has been happening despite the fact that they contributed over N6 million and a transformer to Ikeja Disco to aid constant power supply to the community.

Specifically, the community alleged that they have been subjected to a power sharing pattern that limits them to power supply for only three days in a week ‘when the essential commodity’ is available in the area.

In the petition signed by Mr. Lucky Ekwueme and Mojeed Alao, the community said it has made several representations to Ikeja Disco to see how the issues could be resolved, “but the firm has shown no sign of doing the right thing.”

The community said that Ikeja Disco has failed to respond positively to all their entreaties over the years, adding, “In 2022, we were made to contribute N5,000 per compound for the same purpose with a promise that power would be restored before December last year.

“We are in the middle of 2024 and there seems to be no solution in sight. This is happening when the arbitration panel gave Ikeja Disco latest by December 2023 to fix whatever is the problem.

“We, therefore, urge our Governor, Sanwo-Olu, and the indefatigable Minister of Power, Adelabu, to come to our aid.

“We want to enjoy power supply like every other Nigerian citizen. Our businesses are suffering and our community has become so polluted by generator fumes and noise that we fear that if nothing is done urgently, our people will start suffering from exposure to such dangerous pollutants.”

They also urged the Governor and the minister to compel Ikeja Disco to make pre-paid metres available to members of the community, alleging that they have been made to wait endlessly for the facility.

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