12th August, 2010
Residents of Ajibike, Gafari, Elemosho, Isaac Okomoh and some other streets of Ogudu in Kosofe Local Council Development Area of Lagos, South West Nigeria, have called on the state government and the management of Power Holding Company Nigeria (PHCN) Plc, to save them from the perpetual darkness they have been thrown for over one year now, due to breakdown of the only transformer that served the community.
The residents told Lagos Bulletin that despite the fact that they have to contribute N3,000 each for the installation of the new transformer supplied by PHCN, for over two months now, the community is yet to be illuminated.
They said all efforts to get PHCNâ€™s management at Ogudu Sub-station, Somolu Undertaking Office and Ikeja Distribution Zone to come to see to their plight did not yield the desired result.
Mr. Abiodun Femi, a resident of the area, said he could not believe what the community is going through in terms of electricity supply, adding that for more than a year now, the residents have been living in darkness, while appealing to the management of PHCN to bail them out of the situation.
According to him, â€œa committee for the installation of the transformer was set up and each house contributed N3,000, but up till now, we are yet to have light.â€