Residents Protest Prolonged Blackout, Shut Down Oyo Electricity Company

Angry protesters on Thursday took to the streets of Okeho, the headquarters of Kajola Local Government in Oyo State, to protest in opposition to the continued blackout being skilled within the space over a time period.

The protesters, who got here out in a big quantity as early as 9am, marched around the city and later to the workplace of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company positioned at Isia, beside Cherubim and Seraphim Church wielding placards and leafs.

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SaharaReporters gathered that the protesters, together with youths, accused the officers of IBEDC of amassing cash meant for pre-paid metres from them since 2015 however the officers refused to provide the metres.

Some of the inscriptions learn; “IBEDC officials are fraudsters”, “IBEDC staff are extorting money from its customers”, “IBEDC has left us in total darkness for the past few months.”

The visibly indignant youths had been mentioned to have locked the IBEDC Office positioned within the city within the course of and chased away the workers.

Speaking on behalf of the protesters, the chief, Okeho Youths Development Association, Mr Waheed Aranni, warned “the IBEDC authorities to act speedily toward their plights to avoid total shutdown of their offices in the local government.”

He mentioned the whole blackout being skilled within the space has worsened the safety state of affairs and subsequently making it doable for the bandits to unleashing terror on the residents.

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Residents Protest Prolonged Blackout, Shut Down Oyo Electricity Company

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