Residents of Apete, Awotan, Araromi, Jeje, Arola within the Ido Local Government Area and their counterparts from Ajibode, Masoke and Laniba in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State have taken to the streets to launch a “no meter, no payment” marketing campaign.
According to Daily Post, the protest began on the Awotan junction on Saturday.
The residents, who carried placards with varied inscriptions, mentioned they might not pay cash to any official of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) until they have been metered.
The protesters additionally mentioned they won’t welcome any official of the electrical energy distribution firm who involves their homes with out being given pay as you go meters.
They additionally vowed to not pay month-to-month electrical energy cash until they got pay as you go meters.
The protesters’ demand embrace regularisation of PHCN meters, provision of extra feeders, provision of extra transformers to the communities, metering of all unmetered homes and stoppage of loopy payments.
They famous that failure to do all these, no officers of the electrical energy distribution firm could be allowed to both accumulate cash from residents or reduce their wires.
Speaking throughout occasion, chairman of Ajibode, Apete, Awotan, Araromi, Akufo and Environs, Community Development Association, Engineer Rasak Fabaya, mentioned the protest was attributable to the truth that the communities have been paying for what they weren’t utilizing.
Fabayo mentioned, “We are here to launch a ‘no meter no payment’ campaign. We are paying for what we are not using.
“On behalf of residents of Apete, Awotan, Araromi Akufo, Laniba, Ajibode, we are launching this campaign, if any IBEDC official comes to your house, and they demand money, tell them that no meter is no payment.”