The Lagos State Government has intervened in the six-year blackout in Magbon Alade and seven other communities.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile, in a statement on Sunday said power supply had been restored to the eight communities.
“The issue was formally brought to the governor’s notice at the weekend during his two-day working visit to the free trade zones in the area. The affected towns are Magbon Alade, Alasia, Orimedu, Eleko, Osa Oroko, Ise, Akodo, Solu – all in Ibeju Local Government Area,” the statement said.
The governor, according to the statement held a parley with traditional rulers and villages’ heads in the area during which Onilekki of Lekki, Oba Liasim Ogunbekun, presented the problem before the governor.
According to the monarch, the cause of the power outage could not be traced, while the power distribution company operating in the area had not given specific reasons for the blackout.
Ogunbekun said despite the repairs carried out on the transmission cables that bring electricity into the affected towns by the council leadership, members of the communities have not had electricity for more than 30 minutes in the last six years.
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