Housing in Ibeshe Tintun community has called on the power supply company, Ikeja Electric and Ikorodu Federal Lawmaker, Rep. Babajimi Benson MHR to come to their rescue.
The ward D town in Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA has been experiencing poor power supply for the past 2years, according to dwellers.
Bringing Ikorodu News Network (INN) attention to the challenge on the 11th of March 2023, residents revealed that the problem started when they had issues with their transformer, which Ikeja Electric opted to fix.
Mr Rilwan Adewale Isabajo explains, “Ikeja Electric took the transformer to repair, but on returning it, they brought back another transformer with a lower capacity, which could not carry our entire community like the prior one”.
“We were automatically placed on light rotation and were informed to source for another transformer to balance our community power supply usage”.
“Ever since then, half of our neighbourhood does not have light due to the rotation”.
“Information we also learnt was that Ikeja Electric Company requested the community construct a slab for the new transformer to be placed, which they’ve done but still, we are yet to see a new transformer,” Rilwan Adewale said.
Moving around the town, Ikorodu News Network (INN) saw that the power supply shortage is presently affecting areas like; Alogba Street leading to AP bus stop, Ajetunmobi Street, Ajelebo Street, Salisu street, Adelegan street, Alhaji KSB kamoju close, Oluwoye community, Abule Ibeshe, Abiodun Ogurinde crescent, all in Ibeshe Titun community.
He continued, “Whenever we try to engage our CDA leadership on the matter, we end up with no progressive response to the sob, and efforts to reach out to Ikeja Electric have also proved abortive”.
“Businesses are running down and homes are steadily operating on generators alone, for those that have the money”.
“Early this year, 27th of January, we wrote to the office of our federal lawmaker, Honourable Babajimi Benson, bemoaning on this same matter and seeking his support”.
“We believe that his intervention will go a long way to remedy our challenge” Rilwan Adewale asserted
Another resident who accompanied Mr Rilwan Adewale further said that the light shortage has resulted in daily difficulties and botheration.
He added that residents will be greatly benefitted if the community’s request for the transformer is attended to with timely effort.
The only functioning transformer (returned by Ikeja Electric) is positioned at Guardian street.