Lagos, Ogun Residents in Darkness as Rain Destroys Electricity Poles

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By Adedapo Adesanya 

Some residents of Lagos and Ogun States under the coverage area of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) have been thrown into darkness.

This is because a heavy downpour on Monday, March 8, 2021, has destroyed over 20 electric poles along the Agbara-Badagry expressway.

The General Manager, Corporate Communications of EKEDC, Mr Godwin Idemudia, disclosed on Thursday in Lagos that the fallen poles have been removed and the company’s technical team was already working hard to resolve the problem.

He assured residents that electricity supply would be restored to the affected communities after the repair.

According to him, the affected areas are Badagry town, Ajara communities, Vrekete, Cele Keta, Poshukor, Zogbakame, Finayon, Vetho, Iyafin, Apa, Kankon and Seme.

“We are, therefore, appealing to customers to bear with us, as supply will be restored as soon as these repairs are concluded.

“EKEDC highly regrets any inconveniences caused by this outage,” Mr Idemuda said in a statement.

EKEDC covers the southern part of Lagos state and Agbara in Ogun state. For the ease of operations and division of work, the license area of the firm is segmented into 3 circles and 10 districts, namely: West Circle which has three districts – Agbara, Ojo and Festac; Central Circle which covers four districts – Ijora, Mushin, Orile and Apapa; and East Circle which expands to three districts of Lekki, Ibeju and Lagos Island.

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