Scores of residents of Apete, Awotan, Araromi, Jeje, Arola in Ido Native Authorities Space and their counterparts from Ajibode, Masoke and Laniba in Akinyele Native Authorities Space of Oyo State are presently on the streets to launch a “no meter, no cost” marketing campaign.
Our correspondent, who’s monitoring the protest, experiences that the protest was declared open on the Awotan junction.
The residents famous that they won’t pay cash to any official of Ibadan Electrical energy Distribution Firm (IBEDC) until they have been metered.
They insisted that 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 vowed to not pay month-to-month electrical energy cash until they got pay as you go meters.
They warned officers of the electrical energy distribution firm to not come to their homes with out pay as you go meters.
The residents referred to as for 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.
The residents insisted that failure to do all these, no officers of the electrical energy distribution firm can be allowed to both accumulate cash from residents or minimize their wires.
The residents throughout the marketing campaign positioned their banners strategically so as to sensitise the members of the general public.
Chairman of Ajibode, Apete, Awotan, Araromi, Akufo and Environs, Neighborhood Improvement Affiliation, Engineer Rasak Fabayo, whereas talking throughout the launch of the marketing campaign famous that the communities have been paying for what they weren’t utilizing.
Fabayo stated, “We’re right here to launch a ‘no meter no cost’ marketing campaign. We’re paying for what we’re not utilizing.
“On behalf of residents of Apete, Awotan, Araromi Akufo, Laniba, Ajibode, we’re launching this marketing campaign, if any IBEDC official involves your home, and so they demand cash, inform them that no meter is not any cost.”
Our correspondent experiences that the residents are presently taking their marketing campaign to Apete storage, Arola, Ajibode junction and different areas within the two native authorities areas.
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