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Protests In Ibadan As Residents Insist On ‘No Meter, No Payment’



Residents of Apete, Awotan, Araromi, Jeje, Arola within the Ido Native Authorities Space and their counterparts from Ajibode, Masoke and Laniba in Akinyele Native Authorities Space of Oyo State have taken to the streets to launch a “no meter, no fee” marketing campaign.

In line with Each day Publish, 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 Electrical energy Distribution Firm (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.

In addition they 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 can be allowed to both accumulate cash from residents or minimize their wires.

Talking throughout occasion, chairman of Ajibode, Apete, Awotan, Araromi, Akufo and Environs, Neighborhood Improvement Affiliation, Engineer Rasak Fabaya, mentioned the protest was on account of the truth that the communities have been paying for what they weren’t utilizing.

Fabayo mentioned, “We’re right here to launch a ‘no meter no fee’ marketing campaign. We’re paying for what we aren’t utilizing.

“On behalf of residents of Apete, Awotan, Araromi Akufo, Laniba, Ajibode, we’re launching this marketing campaign, if any IBEDC official involves your own home, they usually demand cash, inform them that no meter is not any fee.”

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