Epileptic power supply cripples our daily businesses – Business owners
By Edith Igbokwe
Business owners who depend on electricity at Charity area of Oshodi have cried out over irregular supply affecting their businesses.
The major complainants are the tailors, who continuously complained losing to power failure.
They also complained that the estimated bills given to them is higher than the voltage of power consumed.
Speaking to ECHONEWS, the Charity – Orile-Oshodi zonal Chairman of the National Union of Tailors (NUT), Mr. Akeem Adekunle stated that the effect of incessant power failure has slowed down their business activities, making them lose revenue.
“We use stove iron to press customers’ clothes which does not augur well and it even costs us buying more kerosene to make sure that patronage continues,” he complained.
They therefore charged Ikeja Electric to give them constant power supply which would justify their bills.
The affected areas include Afariogun, Akanji Odutolu, Osho, Adelaja, Jubrila, Ishola Daniel, Femi Akinshola, Sadiku and Anigbajumo Street.
It was gathered that the cause of the power failure in the community is as a result of accumulated bills which the consumers have refused to pay, claiming that the bills were too high.