The Senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District at National Assembly, Sen. Kola Balogun has cried out to the Transition Company of Nigeria (TCN) to intervene and end the poor power supply at Apete, Ajibode, Awotan and Akufo communities in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The federal lawmaker, also added that TCN should also ensure that regular power supply gets to other parts of his senatorial district and the state in general.
Balogun, who is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, in a letter to the Managing Director, Transition Company of Nigeria, said: “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 is clearly stated in the penultimate paragraph of the letter.”
The residents had, through the Community Developmental Association (CDA), penned a letter communicating their dissatisfaction with the attitude of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) regarding the power supply in the affected communities.
In the letter signed by the chairman, and secretary, Engineer Rasaq Fabayo and Alhaji Ajadi Oladeji, the residents said that efforts to create a dialogue with the IBEDC Management about the poor electricity supply in the affected communities have been futile.
The letter further reads: “Our findings have 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 daily.
“As cultured communities of Ajibode, Apete, Awotan, Araromi, Akufo, Jeje and environs, we do not want conflict before a 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 only you as a senator of Federal Republic of Nigeria to facilitate the following:
“Provision of more feeders to have stable power supply; provision of more transformers to the communities; metering of all unmetered houses in the communities, per the regulations of the Nigeria Electricity Regulation Commission;
“Stoppage of over-billing, otherwise known in local parlance as “Crazy Bill”; and regularisation of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) meters.”