Residents in Lagos, domiciled within the Ikeja distribution companies network, IKEDC, have expressed deep appreciation to the government for the improvement in power supply even as they called on the consumer units of the various DISCOs to be alive to their responsibilities by responding swiftly to complaints.
In a random interviews conducted by Independent, it was observed that many of the consumers within such grid are indeed delighted over improvement in power supply.
A consumer who lives in Iyana-Ipaja axis, Ben Umana, said there has been remarkable improvement in power supply in the last two months.
Ben said: “I have really been having a swell time in my area. Sometimes, the supply goes for as long as 20 hours without any interruption. Things have really improved. Initially, we thought it was just a fluke. But with what we have witnessed in the past two weeks, it shows government is really working.”
Another consumer who operates a business in Alimosho area, Mrs. Adebisi Agbulugbe, said she is delighted with the turn of event. According to her, the frequency in power supply in recent time had helped a great deal in reducing operating costs.She said: “In the last few weeks, power supply has been great. I have had little cause to rely on generators. As a matter of fact, it has permeated down to my operating cost. Some of the money I expend on fuel now goes into other things to keep the business going. I am sure if this continues, it would help many businesses to survive the economic storm.”
Another consumer who is resident in Ikeja, Subola Temiloluwa, said government deserves to be applauded for the improvement, urging them never to rest on their oar until power supply get better across the country.
She said: “Government has done well. I think they should continue to push more in ensuring that the improvement get across board. We need electricity to get many things in place in this country.”