Utako village residents protest power outage
The residents of Utako village, Abuja, have protested against a weeklong power outage in the area.
The protesting residents, who trooped in large numbers to the Jabi area office of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) located at Utako, at about 9:00a.m. on Tuesday, lamented the state of power supply in Utako village, describing it as erratic before it was finally cut off one week ago.
Some of the residents who spoke to our reporter said that despite paying electricity bills, power was cut in the entire village unjustifiably, a development which has affected their business activities.
Mr Julius C. Tony, one of the residents that led the protest, said that the village has lodged complaints to the distribution company about the power outage but it did not take any action.
When our reporter visited the area office of the AEDC at Utako, an official who pleaded anonymity, said that power was cut in the area because of accumulated unpaid bills that amounted to N11m.
The officer, however, said they have reached an agreement with the residents and their light would be restored.