Ifesowapo Community in Ikorodu, Lagos State has cried out to the State Government over the continued non-availability of electric power in the community in the past 15 years.
Speaking to Saturday Vanguard during the week, Chairman of Ifesowapo Community Development Association (CDA), Mr. Oluwayinka Satide, lamented the hardship the residents of the community had been facing.
“Our community has suffered untold hardship due to lack of power supply,” Satide said, adding “cost of living has soared because of this.
Mr. Satide recalled that due to regular use of generators, a resident, Jimoh, his wife and three children were killed on September 13, 2014, by fumes from a new generator.
Continuing, he said that “the incessant reports of crimes, that need not to be, are successfully carried out under darkness. Non-availability of electricity is a problem to us because we are totally disconnected from information through media since we cannot view television and other media. No power for artisans and small-scale businesses in our community, thereby making it difficult for our people to improve their standard of living. Poverty is the order of the day.”