Lagosians Will Not Pay For Unused Light … Save Lagos Group (SLG)

A group, known as the Save Lagos Group, (SLG), has poised to champion the course of power outage, as presently witnessed in many parts of Lagos State.


In a Statement on Thursday, issued by Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, the Convener of SLG, who also doubles as, the Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), it was clearly stated that, Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, (IKEDC), may also have to endure no payment, for unconsumed electricity, for an eight (8) week period, as they have advised the consumers of electricity within the Lagos metropolis to do.


Comrade Sulaiman lamented that, even before the ‘power lockdown’ currently experienced in the State, many areas within the ever busy city, do not enjoy  power supply as they ought to.


He emphasized that, the SLG, might collaborate with other groups, for example, the ‘Where There Is Light’ movement, championed by Comrade Shina Odugbemi, to discuss and to take drastic decisions on matters bothering on electricity.


Comrade Sulaiman stressed that, this will be done on behalf of consumers, who to him, have rights to uninterrupted power supply; adding that, this was the reason the Federal Government of Nigeria privatized the National Electricity Power Authority, (NEPA), which was later changed to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).


Areas listed in the State faced with inadequate power supply, in no particular order are: Offin, Oreta, Ayobo, Meiran, Ikotun, Ijaye, Kola, Alagbado, Adamo, Ketu, Aboru, Araromi, Igboogbo,Toyin street, Awesu/Orere-Abosan Estate, Oshodi,Yaba, Baiyeku, Igando, Ikotun, Orile, Mile-12, Ojota, Mile-2, Agidingbi, Ojodu, Abule-Egba, Berger, Ipaja, Agege, Amuwo-odofin and others.


It is on records that, the management of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC), had earlier announced a 2 (two) month power outage in the State, starting from October 11th, 2021, in order to upgrade its obsolete electric cables to modern and more durable ones.


The Technical Officer of the company, Mr. Jide Kumapayi, who recently made the announcement in Lagos, said, the Power Distribution Company, is about to carry out an upgrading work on the 132 KVA Conductor; the exercise he said would start from the Ogba axis, to other Ikeja environment.

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