Another protester named Sharon joined in the lamentation. “My salon has closed down after months of running the place on fuel and generator. All the little profit I make is spent on buying fuel, fuel and fuel. Now my generator has spoilt and my customers have all gone. I cannot continue like this”, she wept.
This morning, scores of residents of Araromi, near Iyana Ipaja in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State staged a peaceful protest to the Zonal Office of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria located in Egbeda, Lagos. Protesters lamented the protracted power outage in their community which has lasted for three months and counting.
Speaking to Spaces for Change, many of them decried the increasing bills they pay for unending darkness. “PHCN continues to send us crazy bills even though we have not had light in the last three months. We are citizens of this country. We don’t deserve this kind of wickedness”, he fumed.