Residents of Ado-Odo Community Ogun State have protested the extremely poor power supply in the area. The people of the Ado-Odo Community Development Association, in Ado- Odo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) made a peaceful protest to convey their grievances.
The peaceful protest was done at the head office of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), Ring Road Ibadan. The residents were mostly represented by community leaders and members of the community.
According to the people, the community is experiencing epileptic power supply even in the face of the economic hardship the whole country is facing. They lamented that many small businesses in the area have been crippled due to lack of electricity supply.
The protesters also decried the high tariff rate, saying that their bills do not reflect on the supply of electricity they get.
Speaking on behalf of the community, the chairman of community development association for power distribution in Ado-Odo, Mr. Abayomi Aina, said the company has not been fair to residents of the community in terms of power supply.
He said: “We are here to protest the poor power supply in our area. The manager in our local government, Mrs. Falusi purposely drops our light without justifiable reason.
“We hardly have light a day in a week. When we complained about the abnormality, the manager becomes angry. As a result of this poor power supply, our cables are always stolen. The bills they bring to our people are always outrageous.
“We have severally presented our case to the IBEDC office in Sango Ota but nothing was done about it. We want you to come to our rescue for our people to enjoy more power supply. We are ready to pay if they give us light.”
The Chairman of the community association, Alhaji Rahaman Balogun, said the community is ready to pay, provided the company is supplying power to them steadily.