The residents of Oluode, Owode,, Sabo, Kola Balogun, Oke-Ayo, Testing Ground, Iludidun, Fiwasaye, Tanishi, Amaadiyah and Obalende areas of Osogbo had been in total darkness since September 5, 2017 with no solution is sight yet.
A reliable source told SOJ Worldwide that information at their disposal was that a Powerline wire dropped on September 5, 2017 that made the eleven major areas of Osogbo metropolis to be in total darkness.
Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC responsible for power distribution have turned deaf ears to pains and complaints of residents in these major areas of the city of Osogbo, the capital of the State of Osun. There was no any response or press statement from IBEDC to ascertain the cause of darkness and when there would be solution to the problem.
The residents made frantic phone calls to the Osun Broadcasting Corporation, OSBC and Rave Fm in Osogbo since the incidents occurred to express their pains and anger all to no avail. And it was also reported that vandals have seized the opportunity to vandalise the electrical wires from the areas unabated.
The economic activities in these areas have paralysed as a result of the blackout.
In another development, consumers living in other areas in the state capital also complained of outrageous bills sent to them at the end of every month even when there was no constant power supply. The experience as of today on the services of IBEDC is; the less power supplied in a month the higher the bills paid by consumers.
As at the time of filing this report, no reprieve yet from IBEDC neither was there any major steps taken to alleviate the pains of the residents in the area affected by the blackout.
The residents are, therefore, calling on the state government, State House of Assembly and eminent personalities in the state to intervene and call Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company to order.
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