Residents around Ijesha, Sanya, Surulere, Orile, Mile 2 and some sections of Oshodi mentioned that they had never had it so bad when it comes to power supply as they have had in this past week.
These suburbs without light are under the Eko Electrical Distribution Corporation which is the electricity distribution company in charge of their electricity.
When speaking with Bayo a resident at Ilamoye, Ijesha, he stated “We have not had as much as a flicker of light for a week now. Worse is, Eko DisCo hasn’t explained what’s going on to us.”
Speaking with Chiamaka, who sells fish and poultry in Ogundoju, she mentioned that she has been forced to close her business.
“I can’t afford the petrol for the generator anymore. I’ll reopen my shop when Eko DisCo remembers us.”
For decades, Nigeria has struggled with intermittent power outages and national grid failures. A privatization effort launched with great fanfare in 2013 has not provided the relief everyone was expecting as they are not so different.
Recall that on October 5, Ikeja Disco also announced that they would have 8 weeks blackout within areas of Oregun, Anifowoshe, Ojodu, Magodo, Omole, Oba-Akran, Oke-Ira, Ogba, Omole Phase 1 and some parts of Ikeja.