Ogun communities in darkness as power feeder explodes

Many communities in Ogun State have been thrown into darkness following a snap on the Ota-industrial 33KV feeder.

The snap on the feeder, DAILY POST learnt, resulted in an explosion which affected several transformers including those at Ilaro and Papalanto.

The Ogun region of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) confirmed the development in a statement on Thursday.

The IBEDC said many towns and villages in Ewekoro, Ifo, Yewa South and Ipokia Local Government Areas are in darkness.

However, IBEDC said its technical team has commenced work alongside the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to ensure that power supply is restored.

The statement reads: “Kindly be informed that there was a snap on the Ota-Industrial 33kv feeder which caused an explosion and affected several transformers including those at llaro and Papalanto.

“As a result of this, customers in Papalanto, Arigbajo, Ejio, Ifo, Agosi, Olomu road, Ososun village, Coker, Akinside, Ibogun, Oju-sango, Pakoto, Babyoku, Agbegise, Ogungbade, lyana Cele, lyana llogbo, Owode Ijako, Isorosi, Ishaka, Igbala, ljako Sugar, Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, llaro town, Igbogila, Oja Odan, Ilaro Poly, Pahayi, ldi-iroko, Ipokia, Ilase, Igua, Farm settlement, Ibese, ljoga, lbara orile, ljoun, Imasayi, Abule-oke, Maria, Yewa, Ajegunle, Abalabi, Akinside, Akinbo, Olorunsogo, Ilaro road, Weybridge, Gudugba, Abule Oko, Bonny Pie industries, Water works, Lapeleke and environs are experiencing power outage.

“Our technical team is working with TCN to ensure power supply is restored. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.”

Ogun communities in darkness as power feeder explodes