Osun: Consumers bemoan undue power outage
Electricity consumers have bemoaned the power outage recently experienced in some parts of Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
DAILY POST reports that during the weekend, most parts of the state capital experienced electricity outage which affected business activities and households.
The power outage was made worse by the warm weather which many disclosed made it very uncomfortable staying indoors since it was a weekend.
Residents described the situation as unusual considering that the challenge lingered for three days.
Also, the Ogo-Oluwa Area of the state capital experienced an overnight power outage which affected most of the banks located on the Gbongan-Ibadan Road.
DAILY POST observed that many customers who visited Automated Teller Machines queued up for a very long period because the ATMs were non-operational due to the situation.
While speaking with DAILY POST, the spokesperson of the Osun District of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), Kikelomo Owoeye, confirmed that there was a long outage only on Saturday and Sunday in Osogbo township.
She revealed that the electricity outage was due to some maintenance work on the network adding that some lines were getting overloaded and in a bit to avoid any form of accident and outright blackout, the lines had to be reconstructed.
On the overnight power outage experienced in Ogo-Oluwa, the IBEDC spokesperson also revealed that “Only Gbongan road was affected over the night due to an explosion at the control room which affected an up riser cable”.
Ogo-Oluwa said the IBEDC technical team was already at the control room to rectify the fault and that power will be restored as soon as the fault is cleared.