Oniru residents berate EKEDC amid blackout, high voltage


Due to weeks of epileptic episodes and a disrupted power supply, the Oniru Resettlement Estate residents in Lagos State are groaning.

The residents revealed the make a difference to the Eko Power Circulation Organization, EKEDC, office off Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island, yet unsettled.

We buy light, but we can’t use it. The EKEDC staff’s weekly visits for monitoring, inspection, and disconnection are annoying.

So, when there isn’t much light, what kind of report do they send to their bosses at work? Bode, a joking tenant on Prince Mustapha Oniru Street, said this.

The bad electricity started shortly after the New Year’s holiday, and even though things got better at some point, they kept getting worse.

Customers are displeased when the distribution board fails on a regular basis or the transformer is in poor condition.

Residents of Nigeria experienced two types of headaches as a result of the excruciating fuel shortage that occurred prior to the general elections: Fuel and light are absent.

There are additionally charges of one-sided supply as burden shedding unfavorably influences Oniru Resettlement Domain, off Royal residence Street.

On Friday, another resident, Chinonye, described her experience to DAILY POST while expressing disappointment.

“Many days without light. The light we ultimately had was not full. Because it blew my bulbs, I put off everything until God helped me.

“As I type this, additional items in the refrigerator have gone bad; this is not the first.” Also, we can’t always use generators. Yesterday, I purchased yet another N10,000 fuel.

“Before coming home from work, my neighbor calls and asks: ” Is light present?” She feels bad all over again when I say “No.” I’m just worn out.

Christy noticed that some of his appliances broke down as a result of the frequent high voltage, highlighting the complaints of the people who lived nearby.

For more than a week, there hasn’t been any light. It is intermittent when we have. I haven’t worked on my microwave, so it no longer works.

The bulbs and lamp holders, which cost N7,000, were the first things I fixed. The effect was as follows: Because I can’t live without watching the news, I fixed it at Falomo.

“My neighbors, as well, have a variety of complaints. One of them utilizes drugs that should be kept in the cooler, they have all ruined.

“Another is a DCP. The light harmed his AC, he has not fixed it till now. Because of the severe weather, we are now dependent on generators.

DAILY POST was informed by Babatunde Lasaki, Head of EKEDC Corporate Communications, that the issue would be resolved shortly.

“I just spoke with the General Manager of Distribution, who in turn contacted the Head of Distribution for that region. I was informed that the transformer is defective in my response.

It was recently fixed, but when they brought it in, it got worse once more. However, we have received approval to substitute a new transformer.

Next week, the contractor will relocate to the location. “We’ll send a team to the streets where the electricity is unstable in the interim,” the official added.

Residents say they’ve had enough of EKEDC’s promises because they wouldn’t help them heal from emotional trauma or pay for broken appliances.

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