A group, Joint Action Committee of all Local Council Development Areas of Alimosho Local Government, has petitioned the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission over the poor power supply, which has crippled economic activities in Alimosho, Lagos.
The group urged NERC to intervene before it results in total collapse of businesses in the area.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of the committee, Seun Ogunseye, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent, the group accused Ikeja Electric Plc of deliberately refusing to provide its customers in the area prepaid electricity meters and transformers.
While expressing their displeasure with the company, Ogunseye said the situation was becoming unbearable for the residents of the communities in Alimoso.
The statement said, “They have refused to give us prepaid electricity meters; we experience regular poor power supply and overbilling in our communities. We also lack transformers in those areas.
“Ikeja Electric is only interested in money to the detriment of their customers.
“We are particularly pained when we learnt that prepaid electricity meters will only be given to highly indebted customers and that no arrangement for those who are not indebted.
“We see this as an affront and a slap in the faces of those who are paying their bills legitimately and are law-abiding citizens.”