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Residents of Awoyaya in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, have continued to struggle with the effects of epileptic power supply caused by a bad transformer, in spite of several entreaties to Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC.

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Consequently, economic and social activities in the area have been grounded, as several small and medium scale busine-sses have closed shop.

A resident, Mr. Stanley, expressed his frustration to Vanguard: “What these people are doing to us is unfair. The transformer in question has been serving this area for a very long time, when about 20 percent of the present population lived here.

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“What we need is a replacement, because each time they come to repair the transformer, it normally does not work for more than two weeks.

“Businesses in this area often received bad balance sheet month-on-month, as others have had to shut down to escape incurring deficit.”

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Another resident, Ugochukwu Nzube, said Power Holdings Company of Nigeria, PHCN, was making arrangements to change the transformer before it was privatised.

His words: “Since then, we have heard nothing about the planned replacement. Nobody is talking to us. They are actually expecting us to buy transformer for them. But that cannot happen.”

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