Protesters picket Ikeja Electric over lack of pre-paid metres, estimated bills

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The residents of about 57 streets in the area of Onipanu, Odi-Olowo/Ojuwoye LCDA of Lagos State led by their Chairman, Engr. Yusuf Usman, picketed the headquarters of Ikeja Electricity Plc at the weekend and said they will no longer pay any bill without prepaid metres and called for an end to estimated billing, Vanguard reports.

Armed with a letter for the company’s CEO, the aggrieved protesters were denied entrance into the premises. However, at 12:39p.m., the Head of Security, Mr. Mandu Albert, arrived and invited four members of the protesters, including the PRO, Mr. Ife Aderoju, for a meeting.

The representatives, led by the Chairman, Engr. Usman, stormed out few minutes later, saying they will only negotiate with the management team of IKEDC. According to Engr. Usman, “we have dropped our letter. We could not meet with any of the managers. If they want dialogue, let them invite us. Otherwise, this is the end of paying bills for darkness.”