How Magboro got its groove back!



Community gets electricity supply after years of waiting


By Nsikan Ikpe


Palpable joy and unbelief has gripped the hundreds of thousands of people resident in, and plying their trade in Magboro in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State with the restoration of electricity to the long-deprived community.

For many years, it was indeed a stark reminder of some of the most unexplainable traumas of Nigeria. Magboro, a bustling suburban community primely located on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, and indeed only a few kilometres from Lagos, has been gripped in a most unexplainable frenzy of sustained electrity blackout.

Within the period, generator sellers and repairers and solar energy vendors had a field day exclusively providing alternative energy services to residents. This state of events however come to an end on Sunday with the community being (re-)connected to the national grid.

According to a resident, the reporter, Femi Fabunmi:’the last three years was total blackout. But due to the recent intervention of the House of Representatives, which literally gave the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN an ultimatum to connect the community to the national grid before Christmas 2016, work on the process was recommenced and the result is what we are seeing now.’

Another resident, Mr. Bolaji Badmus also confirmed the development affirming that the lights came on in the community on December 25.


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