Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Aboru (Lagos) residents decry exploitative bills by Ikeja Electric

By Yunus Yusuf on 20/08/2019

Gmail icon

Views: 242


Landlords and residents of Aboru in Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State have cried out against the “exploitative bills” being issued to the community by Ikeja Electric (IE).

Mr Oladele Kayode-Ojo, immediate past Chairman, Valley View Estate Community Development Association, Aboru, recently told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the electricity distribution company was issuing outrageous estimated bills to consumers in the area.

He said that IE officials had failed to act on a faulty meter in the transformer serving the estate which resulted in the “crazy bills” given to the community.

“Someone got a bill of N6,000 in June only to get over N13,000 bill in July. Please what is the rationale behind the crazy bill?

“It simply means that they are exploiting our people because there have not been any commensurate increase in the electricity supply to Valley View,” the community leader said.

Another resident, who simply gave his name as Nonso, said the increment started a few months after IE replaced the marketer serving the area.

“While there was no increase in supply, we were surprised how our monthly bills rose from N2,000 to N7,000 and now N13,000 within a short period.

“This is unfortunate because the area is residential and have very few residents and IE is taking advantage of this to exploit us,” he said.

Responding to the allegation, an IE official who identified himself as Mr Opeyemi, told NAN that the marketer handling the area was queried three months ago for under billing.

According to him, the company only captured 67 houses within the community.

“The problem we are having at Valley View Estate is that some houses are meant to have more than one bill, so that we can increase the population from 67, because the higher the population the lower the energy units.

“We shall appreciate if everyone key into MAP scheme,” he said.

However, Mr Felix Ofulue, IE Spokesman, did not respond to the allegations when NAN contacted him.

Source News Express

Posted 20/08/2019 12:08:02 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Meningitis Outbreak: FG orders 826,000 vaccine doses from...

3 top Lafarge officials charged with financing jihadists...

Patronage of locally made goods best panacea for...

Police arraigns teenagers for attempted stealing

Court fixes May 21 to rule on IPOB...

Tanker fire wreaks havoc at Idimu Lagos

WAR DRUMS IN ABIA: Kalu and T. A....

Mubi mosque suicide attack cruel — Buhari •Directs...

NAFDAC investigates Chinese supermarket over sale of unregistered...

Sallah: Secondus calls for prayers for Nigeria, says...

Boris Johnson’s brother quits UK government

Protesters vandalise Catholic churches in Chile ahead of...

 

Latest News Why Ndigbo may embrace IPOB in 2023 — Ex-Governor Ezeife Minimum wage: Declare your stand now, NLC tells FG Wadume: Presidency drags feet on trial of millionaire kidnap kingpin $6.9bn Judgement Debt: Nigerian delegation departs for UK MASSOB raises alarm over alleged plot to kick Osinbajo out of Aso Rock 500 patients for Kwara surgical interventions Ngige too old for continued mischief — Obi Shock as ladies identify ‘one chance robber’ in public 4 abducted ASUP leaders regain freedom Reason Akeredolu may not return for second term as Ondo Governor Can Mr. President stay home? Firms should save through digital procurement to survive — Konga R & D

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (542,858 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (444,000 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (390,510 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (327,320 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (295,504 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (254,100 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (250,448 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (239,574 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (232,113 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (218,128 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (196,370 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,930 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,456) Business Verdict (81) Columnists (1,113) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (216) Entertainment (667) Features (815) Global Business Monitor (446) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,974) Interview (204) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (171) Maggie's Blog (418) News (51,648) Opinion (1,367) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,473) Religion (1,104) Sports (2,174) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera