The Coalition of Border Communities Development Associations (CBCDA) in Ogun State, has said the activities of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), is hindering the growth and development of many communities in the state, Oriental News reports.
The coalition in a communique after it’s end of the year meeting in Ota area, at the weekend, said more than 50 developing communities bordering Lagos will celebrate the festive season in darkness due to highhandedness and insensitivity of IBEDC.
The communique signed by its Coalition Chairman, Samuel Ayo-Oloye and Secretary General Prince Adekola Adeseyi said reports about the electrification of developing communities in Ogun State under IBEDC is shameful and a gross violation of residents’ fundamental rights of access to electricity.
The group also slammed the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) for not coming to the aid of the communities after receiving several complaints and petitions from them. The group called on the Ogun State government and House of Assembly to quickly intervene in the plight of the many communities sharing boundaries with Lagos State.