Across Nigeria Main News News

Lagos residents storm Ikeja Electric office, protest outage

Some residents of Onilekere, Onipetesi, Valley Estate, Santos Estate Phase I & II, Lagos State, thronged the headquarters of Ikeja Electric on Thursday to protest against frequent power outages, outrageous estimated billings, as well as the poor state of a substation transformer that feeds about 20 transformers in the four communities.

The protesters lamented that on the average, they had 125 hours electricity monthly, saying the problem had taken its toll on the people and commercial activities in the neighbourhoods.

They also displayed placards, some of which read, ‘11 months of darkness is inhuman and wickedness,’ ‘We can’t continue to pay for darkness,’ ‘Replacing 15MVA (substation) transformer with 7.5MVA is unacceptable,’ and ‘Ikeja Electric has gradually killed our businesses,’ among others.

Click here to read more.....

About the author


Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe to News Update

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.