22 Ikorodu communities beg-off service from IKEDC over poor service and Crazy Bills
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Despite improved service delivery in some areas of coverage assign to Ikeja electric distribution company, obviously, some are still gnashing their teeth over poor service in the community, yet they suffer from what many called crazy bill. 22 communities in Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Lagos State, have teamed up to challenge what they called extreme wickedness and callous act from Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IKEDC, asking to be disconnected.
In a letter dated February 18, entitled: “Request for de-loading of transformers in our communities” and signed by chairmen of 22 Community Development Associations, CDAs, in Ward E4, Ikorodu North, the communities stressed that they were tired of paying outrageous bills monthly.
According to the communities, on the platform of Joint CDAs, Ward E4, led by Mr. Alaba Salako, this was despite the fact that they had written and interfaced with IKEDC several times over pre-paid meters, ‘crazy bills’ and poor services.
The letter reads: “We wish to humbly request the immediate de-loading of the 13 transformers in the 21 communities in our areas by your organization.
“This is as a result of the blatant refusal of IKEDC to look into several representations on issues connected with your services at various offices of your organization— Adamo, Imota, Ikorodu and IKEDC headquarters without success.
“For the records, our organization is the body representing all Community Development Associations, CDAs, in Ward E4, Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area, Ikorodu.
“And it is an indisputable fact that we have written several times to your organization on these matters, which include estimated billing, poor services and pre-paid meters without any headway.
“Even when we had a meeting brokered by the Divisional Police Officer of Imota, with your officials on these issues, following a protest last year, nothing concrete came out of the exercise, especially on estimated billing, as the problem remains the same.
“As you read this, our people are being billed unjustifiably. Even those who are allotted just two weeks of unstable power cannot believe what they are been billed.
“Meanwhile, all efforts to ensure that pre-paid meters are made available to our people have not yielded a positive result, due to the nonchalant attitude of your organization.
“This is both wicked and callous, to say the least.
“Against the backdrop of these developments and your brazen insistence on a master-servant relationship, we wish to request that your organization de-loads the 13 transformers in our communities and subsequent stoppage of electricity bills.
“We cannot afford to be slaves to any group or organization of any kind any longer, hence the need to severe, as a matter of urgency, any relationship existing between IKEDC and our communities forthwith..”
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