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Give us transformers, Akure communities beg Mimiko
The residents of Kajola, Alamoye and High School areas of Akure have appealed to Ondop State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, to provide new transformers for the PHCN installations in the area.
The residents, numbering more than 100, took to the streets on Tuesday in protest against the total darkness in the areas.
The protesters, who carried placards with different inscriptions and were chanting solidarity songs, marched through Oba Adesida Road and Oke Eda to the Governor’s Office.
Spokesman of the communities, Mr Dele Fadare, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Oke Eda that the three areas had been in darkness for over a year now.
“The transformers given to us by Dr Segun Agagu over five years ago had broken down,” he said.
Fadare, who was the chairman of the residents’ association of the three communities, said the protesters were not violent, but wanted the governor to come to their aid and give them new transformers.
According to him, many of the residents had suffered untold hardship as a result of the total blackout in the areas.
Fadare said they had made representations to the governor on several occasions but without any result.
He said the residents of the areas decided to embark on the peaceful protest to make public their grievances and appeal for assistance.
Fadare added that representatives of the communities had attempted to see the governor, but were prevented by his aides.Share
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