One year after, Mafoluku community celebrates return of light
By Edith Igbokwe
The residents of Ariyori /Ijaiye area of Mafoluku, Oshodi are still celebrating the installation and activation of the new 500kVA transformer procured for the community by the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Chairman, Hon. Bolaji Muse Ariyoh.
Ikeja electric (lE) has finally installed the transformer after the completion of the payment of N3.9million outstanding bills owed by the community which was supported by the chairman who donated N1million in addition to the purchase of the transformer.
The community has been in total darkness since May last year when their transformer was faulty coupled with their inability to settle their outstanding bill.
The community later got the intervention of the local government chairman this year and new transformer was procured while the bill was also settled.
Since the transformer was installed last week, the community has been enjoying power supply.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Community Development Association (CDA), Alhaji Rasaq Mabinuori has advised the community members to jealously protect the transformer and avoid overloading so that they would not go back to darkness once experienced for one year.
“We are so happy and grateful to the local government chairman and other stakeholders for the efforts put together to achieve the installation of transformer in our community. The phenomenon of irregularities in power supply is what we pray to be resolved now.
“Residents’ expression of joy cannot be overemphasized because of the relief from being in darkness and constant buying of fuel to do their daily businesses which has been taken away.” He said.