Electricity consumers urge Ikeja Electric to repair faulty transformer

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Lagos –  Electricity consumers in Morekete and Agunfoye communities in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Wednesday called for repair their faulty transformer to save them from power outage.

Some of the consumers, in separate interviews the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, pleaded with the management of Ikeja Electric (IE) to repair the transformer to ensure restoration of electricity to the communities.

Mr Wale Obayemi, the Chairman of Agunfoye Community Development Association, told NAN that the transformer broke down repeatedly due to overloading.

According to him, consumers in the two communities have been enjoying regular power supply in the last three months due to the faulty transformer.

Obayemi said that leaders in the communities had written many letters to the Business Manager in Ibese Business Unit, and nothing was done.

Also, Mr Victor Asowata, the Secretary of the association, said that many artisans in the community had relocated to other areas because of the blackout they were experiencing.

Asowata appealed to the management of IE to replace the transformer with a new one so that it would function without interruption.

`’We are appealing to the management of the electricity company to give us another transformer to ensure better service in our communities,” he said.

When contacted, the Principal Manager, Public Affairs of the company, Mr Olusola Ayeni, told NAN that the company’s engineers would be deployed to the area to effect repair of the transformer. (NAN)