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“Outrageous” electricity billing: Rep vows to lead protest

By Emman Ovuakporie & Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA – A member of the House of Representatives, Barrister Rita Orji has threatened to lead protest in Lagos over what she described as outrageous billing system by the Electricity Distribution Companies.

The lawmaker has also raised the alarm that stealing of children in Ajegunle, Lagos State is now on the increase, accusing the Power Distribution Companies, Discos, in the state of being responsible as a result of total blackout in her constituency.

Orji who represents Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency of Lagos State said there will be no going back on the protest in Lagos especially in Ajegunle if the people responsible for distribution of power in her constituency failed to reconnect over 37 communities that were disconnected over 10 days ago.

Besides, she accused the Discos in the area of ‘defrauding’ the people by giving outrageous bills to them and had warned that the Electricity Companies should not take the peaceful disposition of her constituents for weakness.

The lawmaker who had sponsored a motion on Thursday last week for the investigation of the the Distribution Companies, on their ‘outrageous’ billing system which was adopted by the House of Representatives, lamented that her constituents were paying for darkness.


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