Residents of Olorunlogbon Community in Ikotun area of Lagos State, on Tuesday decried the four months of power outage in the area due to a faulty transformer. They informed newsmen in Lagos that lives were becoming unbearable to residents as a result of power outage and appealed to the Ikeja Electric (IE) to come to their rescue.
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Alhaji Tajudeen Kareem, the Chairman, Olorunlogbon Community Development Association (CDA), while commenting on the issue pleaded to Ikeja Electric (IE) to repair or replace the faulty transformer in order to restore power supply to the community.
“For over 120 days, our community has been in darkness. We reported the case at IE Head Office in Alausa and an official of the company came to take away the equipment. “Since then, they have not brought it back to the community or replaced it. “Members of the association have also visited the company, imploring the IE officials to repair the transformer and restore electricity. “We are appealing to the company to save the community from darkness, because many tenants are now relocating from the area due to the power outage,” he said.
Mrs Denrele Oduwole, a resident of the community, also commenting on the issue said that hoodlums had taken advantage of the power outage to attack residents and steal their property.
“Residents are living in fear of being attacked by these hoodlums who are using the advantage of darkness in the area to snatch bags from innocent residents. “IE should replace the transformer and restore electricity supply to our community because we have been paying our monthly electricity bills promptly,” she said.
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On contacting Ikeja Electric, Mr Felix Ofulue, the Head, Corporate Communications said that the company was aware of the outage in the area. Mr Ofulue said that the transformer had been taken to the head office for repairs and that the company was working toward replacing the damaged part as soon as possible.