6th December, 2010
Following epileptic power supply to their communityÂ occasioned by inadequateÂ transformers, residents of Alhaji Bashiru, Lanre Ebegbure Ajalli, Jide Rowland,Â Akwa-Etiti, John Umunna and Isanlu streets in Ajao Estate, Isolo Local CouncilÂ Development Area, Lagos State South West Nigeria, have appeal to the Lagos StateÂ Government and the authority of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), to supplyÂ more transformers.
The residents in a letter of request to the PHCN, Ministry of Rural Development,Â their representative in the House of Representatives, Mr. Joseph Ajatta, SpecialÂ Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure and the Governor of Lagos State,Â signed by Pastor A. Oludele and Uzoma I. Onwubike, the CDA chairman and secretaryÂ respectively, said the affected streets have been serviced with one transformer forÂ more than 25 years.
This, according to them, has subjected them to unwarranted blackout everyday.
â€œThe above community is hereby requesting for 500KVA transformer to boost theÂ existing one that has embarrassingly servicing seven streets for the past 25 yearsÂ and even the load shedding introduced by PHCN is no longer workable because of theÂ old age of the transformer,â€ the community stated in the letter, while appealing toÂ the authority concerned and the state government to save them from continuousÂ blackout.
In another development, the communityâ€™s residents association has completedÂ rehabilitation of a culvert at Oredola Street which serves as link to Airport Road.
Speaking on the N.3 million project, Mr. Michael Ojejinmi, a member of the projectÂ committee, said the community decided to embark on the rehabilitation of the culvertÂ which collapsed during the Ikeja Cantonment bomb blast as efforts to get itÂ rehabilitated by the local council were futile.
Ojejinmi, however, thanked members of the community for contributing towards theÂ project.