Democracy Day: Residents lament power outage, call for power overhaul

Residents of Oke-Ogun community in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara, have called for restoration of supply in the area as Nigeria marks Democracy Day.

Some of the residents, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin , said power outage democracy day was a reminder that the country needed to do more in its developmental milestones.

A resident, Mrs Adebanke Olatunji, who expressed sadness at the situation, said “right now I don’t even know to say, we did not envisage power outage a day like this.

“The transmission companies should know it is an important day to and should give us .

“We don’t even know is going on in other parts of the country, we are left with going round on Facebook or WhatsApp.

“This is not good on a day like this,” she said.

Hajia Sidikat Abdullahi, a pepper seller, said went off on the morning of June 11 and she could not charge her phone.

“We don’t have light since yesterday morning, my phone battery is drained, I can’t call my children who are outside the to know their wellbeing.

“I use my phone radio to listen to news, but right now, I have no on the of the nation. I’m just believing God that all is well,” Abdullahi said.

Another resident, Mr Amos Oladayo, said: “As you can see, the light just returned and this is some minutes after 1 p.m.

“We have missed a lot of activities going on around the country today.

“I think there is need to overhaul the power generally, especially this Ibadan Electricity Disco, it is insensitive of them to not make electricity available when we needed it most today. There is need for stability in this .

“We have just been reminded again today that we still have a long way to go,”he said.

Mr Koya Pamilerin prayed for the nation while tasking government on making the dividend of democracy available to at all levels.

Pamilerin said to social amenities and and respect for human was key to true democracy. NAN)