The Federal lawmaker representing Oyo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Kola Balogun has called on the Transition Company of Nigeria (TCN) to put an end to poor power supply and estimated billing at Apete, Ajibode, Awotan and Akufo communities in Ibadan.
Senator Balogun, in a letter to the Managing Director, Transition Company of Nigeria, stated: “It is pathetic that our people have to go through a whole lot of challenges which was expressed in their letter addressed to me and dated April 9th, 2021.
“Kindly use your good offices to grant their request which are clearly stated in the penultimate paragraph of the letter.”
The residents of the affected areas in a letter had in times past through the Community Developmental Association (CDA), expressed their displeasure to the attitude of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) in respect of power supply in the affected communities.
In the letter signed by the CDA Chairman, Engineer Rasaq Fabayo and Secretary, Alhaji Ajadi Oladeji, the residents claimed that their efforts to dialogue with the IBEDC Management about poor electricity supply in their communities proved abortive, noting that nothing was done concerning their complaints till date.
The letter read in part: “Our findings has revealed that there are over 100 transformers on our feeder, instead of 25 which is against the regulation.
“In establishing our fact and our position on this matter, we hereby attach the letter written to IBEDC and the updates on how power is being supplied to the communities on a daily basis.
“As cultured communities of Ajibode, Apete, Awotan, Araromi, Akufo, Jeje and environs, we do not want conflict before resolution is attained.
“Sir, in alleviating these challenges, we look forward to you, using your good offices to help facilitate the activation and the use of NIPP transformers that has long been abandoned by the Federal Government.
“In the light of the above, we humbly request that you should use your good office and power vested on you as a senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria to facilitate the following:
“Provision of more feeders in order to have stable power supply; provision of more transformers to the communities; metering of all unmetered houses in the communities, in accordance with the regulations of the Nigeria Electricity Regulation Commission”
“Stoppage of over-billing, otherwise known in local parlance as “Crazy Bill” and regularization of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) meters.”