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Expensive darkness: Outrageous electricity bills leave consumers groaning with pains (Punch)

Expensive darkness: Outrageous electricity bills leave consumers groaning with pains (Punch)

Mr. Damola Oyesiku watched keenly as the young technician battled frantically to fix his generator last Saturday morning at a corner of the compound he lives with his wife and three children in the Oshodi area of Lagos. A 48-year-old civil servant, he has grown tired of the poor electricity supply to his neighbourhood and the outrageous bills they are forced to pay at the end of each month in recent times. Rising from the N4, 000 the building housing three apartments used to pay in the past to around N20, 000 for far less electricity supply, Oyesiku and his neighbours have had enough of what they call “complete rip off” by the Eko Distribution Company under whose jurisdiction they reside.

“I don’t want to have anything to do with their light (electricity supply) again,” he said angrily while pouring out his frustration just before a protest was to take place in the area. “Go around this entire neighbourhood, you’ll see that everybody is tired of this problem. Read more

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