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News - South West - Ogun Updated: April 25, 2024

Damaged Ogun electricity poles will be fixed —State govt

By Francis Ezediuno
April 25, 2024
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The damaged electricity poles in the Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun State caused by the rainstorm will be fixed by the state government.

The state government also revealed that it will work in conjunction with the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, to carry out the repairs.

The power distribution installations in that part of Ogun State were destroyed following Sunday’s heavy downpour.

The state government made the assurance to the victims of the rainstorm through a statement signed by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media, Kayode Akinmade, following his visit to the affected areas on Monday.

On Monday the victims of the rainstorm destruction, lamenting that the fallen electric poles and installations opposite Bridge, Sango-Ota, caused by the heavy rainfall would throw them into several days of darkness.

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They also expressed fear that some of the fallen electric poles posed a danger to the lives of road users and residents.

 Some of the affected communities include Iyana Iyesi, Osuke Town, Egan Road, Lyana Ilogbo, Ijaba, Ijagba, Itele, Lafenwa, Singer, Joju, Alishiba, Oju Ore, Tollgate, Eledi, Akeja, Abebi, Osi Round About, Ota Town, Ota Industrial Estate, Igberen, Lju, Atan, Onipanu, Obasanjo, and Lusada.

Others are Arigba, Odugbe, Ado-Odo, Igbesa, and Owode. Olokuta, Hanushi, Bamtish Camp Lufiwape, Eltees Farm, August Engineering, Spark Cear Soap Ayetoro, Amazing Grace Oil, Christopher University, and Royal Garden Estate.

According to Akinmade, the electric cables had no power supply before the destruction, stressing that the government “went on a physical site inspection of the affected area on Monday to ascertain the extent of the damage and to know how to engage with the IBEDC team.

“We are currently working with the IBEDC team led by the Regional Manager and the Technical Head for the Ogun Region. Some of the less affected feeders have been restored and energised, while the clean-up of the most affected areas has already started.

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“Most of the poles on the roads have been removed, while the remaining will be taken out today (Wednesday). We are working with the IBEDC to ensure there will be a full restoration of power in Sango Ota before the week runs out.

“The government is not relenting in its effort to make sure that we restore power to Sango Ota and its environs, and we can assure the citizens that we are on top of the matter. We, therefore, commiserate with those whose properties were destroyed by the fallen poles, as the government urged those living in the area to remain calm.”

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the IBEDC, Busolami Tunwase did not respond to enquiries.

 

 

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