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Oniru residents damaging power supply.

Residents of the Oniru Resettlement Estate in Lagos state have suffered weeks of intermittent and damaging electricity supply, causing frustration and anger throughout the community. Despite reporting the issue to the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), citizens claim the issue remains unresolved, with EKEDC staff visiting for monitoring, inspection, and disconnection every week without addressing the problem. The situation has been ongoing since the New Year holiday. Residents report the situation has deteriorated recently, causing appliances to break and food to spoil, with many forced to purchase fuel for generators. The Head of EKEDC Corporate Communications, Babatunde Lasaki, has acknowledged the issue and has stated that the transformer is faulty, with a contractor set to move to the site next week to fix the problem.

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The Oniru Resettlement Estate has been plagued by poor electricity since the New Year holiday, with supply becoming more intermittent in recent weeks. Residents are reporting appliances breaking and food spoiling due to the volatile nature of the electricity supply, with many now forced to turn to generators to survive. Despite numerous complaints to EKEDC, the issue has not been resolved, with residents claiming EKEDC staff visit the community to inspect and monitor without addressing the problem. The ongoing issue is not only causing emotional distress for residents but is also impacting the financial standing of households, with damaged appliances incurring significant repair costs.

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Babatunde Lasaki, the Head of EKEDC Corporate Communications, has acknowledged the issue and has outlined a plan of action to resolve the problem. A faulty transformer is to blame for the problematic electricity supply and will require replacement by a contractor, with work set to commence in the coming weeks. Though residents are frustrated with EKEDC’s lack of action thus far, Lasaki remains optimistic that the issue can be resolved swiftly and efficiently.

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