There was jubilation in some parts of Akoko Division in the Northern District of Ondo state Monday following the restoration of electricity after over one year black out, The Nation reports.

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) restored electricity to residents in the communities of Arigidi-Akoko, Olokun, Agbaluku, Imo and Arigidi-Oja. Other towns like Ibaram, Iyani, Ikaram and Gedegede were also illuminated by the BEDC.

Sources said communities like Ikare-Akoko, Oka, Isua and others would soon be reconnected by the distribution company. However, some negative reactions from some other communities also trailed the alleged selective manner in which BEDC reconnected electricity to the benefiting communities.