Power Poles Endanger Lives In Lagos

Residents of Yakubu Street in Ikosi Ketu, Lagos; say an electric pole that belongs to IKEJA ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY (IKEDC), Ojodu District, is now a “living death” on the street.

Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKDC) is one of the distributing power companies in Nigeria.

The pole, which stands along a busy intersection in the area, is posing immense danger to hundreds of people who ply the route daily.

“The lives and properties of the residents are in great danger,” Omotoyinbo Ayodele, a resident of the community who reported the case to Rural Reporters said.

According to him, a near-catastrophic incident occurred this month due to the damaged pole, in which a lot of electronic appliances were badly damaged.

Ayodele who described the crisis as what could be tamed or averted said, “the effect of such crisis could lead to loss of properties; even death!”

Although he says a new electric pole was recently delivered in the community, nothing has been done about the damaged one.

“It appears they are not even ready to do it,” he posits.

Ayo wants the IKEDC to take measures by replacing the bad pole with another one as this will save lives and properties of the residents.

 

 

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