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Kajola LG Youths Write IBEDC, Decry Epileptic Power Supply


Kajola Youth Forum, an association that champions the development of young people in Kajola Local Government, has written the management of Ibadam Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, over the epileptic power supply in the area.

The Forum, in a statement signed by Comrade Oseni Ibrahim, wrote that residents of the Local Government have also been receiving outrageous bills from the electricity company despite the pathetic duration they enjoy electricity supply in monthly.

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“The power supply we enjoy is far below the electricity bills we are compelled to pay on a monthly basis.

“We have been bringing this complain to the head of IBEDC office but nothing has been done to attend to our complaints.

“Mostly and always, the explanation that we have been hearing from IBEDC about the abysmal power supply to our area has revolved around bad transformers,” Oseni wrote.

He also questioned whose responsibility it is to install transformers which will enable the communities enjoy constant power supply noting that the forum needs “to ask this question so as to know which step to take to address this issue with a view to finding a lasting solution the problem once and for all.”

“Another thing bothering our minds is that, in spite of the several requests made by residents to your office to issue us prepaid meters, nothing has happened for reasons best known to you.

“We think it is good to know that we have compared notes with other places and we have seen that prepaid meters had been given to many people in other places. We enjoin you to do the same in Kajola and we ask that something should be done to address this matter before it is too late.

“Another thing is that, our electricity lines are always disconnected and residents are forced to pay outstanding electricity bills and penalty fines whenever we defer to pay our bills in protest against shoddy services.

“Please, it is instructive to not that lack of consistent and reliable power supply has become a major bane to our development in Kajola. Small scale businesses are being affected; and, this has added to the unemployment rate which has brought serious poverty and hardship to our locality.

“As we can all see, businesses such as barbing/hairdressing, welding and others like them depend largely on generators to provide electricity at a higher cost to remain in business and, because they can’t cope with such private efforts, many others have been compelled to close their shops thereby causing more economic damage to the locality,” Oseni added.

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