The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Thursday gave reasons behind the outage in most parts of Saki town in Saki West Local Government Area of Oyo State.
InsideOyo gathered that more than 300,000 people and businesses are currently residing in Saki – a town with five major communities which are Ekokan, Aba Ilero, Aba Iseyin, Aba Ogbomosho, Aba Seele, Abatade, Abawaye, Agbele, Ago Oluwabi, Agunloye, Aroje, Asabari, Ataye, Bodilu, Budo and others.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Saki residents had constantly appealed for better power supply, saying their business suffered, making livelihood difficult with incessant outage in the past few weeks.
Speaking with NAN in Saki on Thursday, the IBEDC Team Lead in the area, Timothy Joel, said only one feeder out of two serving the town was functioning.
“We have two feeders in Saki, serving Saki and its environs, namely: the Wewe feeder and the Sango feeder.
“As we speak, the Wewe feeder is down for a long time now.
“The management of IBEDC is working to get it fixed as soon as possible because that’s the feeder that serves most part of Saki town.
“We also wish to appeal to residents to pay up their outstanding bills and stop illegal connections and use of power because it is criminal and may lead to further outage.”
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