World Cup: Football lovers want constant power supply in Ikorodu

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LAGOS – Some football lovers based in Ikorodu, Lagos State on Sunday appealed the Ikeja Distribution Company ensure constant power during 2014 FIFA World Cup in .

They told the News Agency (NAN) in Lagos regular power would raise the excitement Nigerians toward the football event.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is the 20th edition of the Mundial.

The tournament will June 12 July 13 in cities in .

Uche Okolo, an electronics salesman at Isawo/Agric , Lagos, told NAN constant power outages in Ikorodu would dampen the hype about the world football competition.

“We do know the crime rate usually drops during the World Cup because almost everybody is busy watching the matches.

“Our situation in the country is bound change for the good during this football event,’’ he said.

A student of Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, John Ayomide, said that many football fans would not want to watch the matches in hotels, viewing centres or at bars.

“We will like to enjoy the matches in the comfort of our homes,’’ he said.

Another student of the polytechnic, Femi Olubiyi, said that would do well in this edition of the FIFA World Cup.

“Our hopes are high. We will be praying for our boys to possibly this cup.

“We will equally not want to be running one to another with generator because of the absence of power in our homes,’’ he said.

A banker, Ayo Akintobi, said that “everything should be in place to ensure that Nigerians do not have to spend so much to generate their own .

“The authorities in charge of of power to Ikorodu should be alert to their duties during this event,’’ he said. (NAN)