Ogun Residents Protest Against Electricity Hike
Residents of some communities in Ogun State have protested what they called crazy bills by the Ikeja Distribution Company (IKEDC)
LagospyNG gathered that residents protested for hours before some senior officers of the IKEDC met with the representatives of the communities behind closed doors.
Mr. Kehinde Adeshina, a Chairman of one of the communities, who spoke with PM News at the scene said the bills went from N5,000 to N10,000, N20,000, and now over N40,000 without explanation.
Adeshina noted that the IKEDC officials claimed that the bills were based on consumption but there are houses with just a T.V and a few bulbs yet charged N35,000 for the month of December.
He said: “They told us they will come for enumeration but we have informed them that it is either we get our prepaid meters or they bring the bills back to N10,000 per month.
How do we survive with bills of 35, 40k when this in an area mostly dominated by elderly people. They told us to go and pay the amount issued for November which is N22,000 for each flat but we told them we can no longer continue to pay such amounts and we won’t pay until the matter is resolved.”
Engr. Timothy Akide, the Chairman of Cannanland CDA in Oke Aro, after the meeting with IKEDC officials, said:
“What you are seeing today is to show our grievances concerning the crazy bill in our community. We have reported this on different occasions but they kept giving empty promises but the last bill for December fuelled what you are seeing today.