A group of angry protesters picketed the office of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Monday over “refusal” of the company to provide them with electricity, IWIN reports.

According to information gathered, the protesters were from Orile Iganmu, Coker, Kadiri, Idimu and Igunnu, and said that they had been experiencing total blackouts for the past 7 months.

The protesters expressed their anger over workers of the company, whom they said allegedly collected money on several occasions for the repair of their transformer however, up till the time of the protest, have failed to repair the spoilt transformer.

They said that despite exploitations residents of the affected areas have faced in the hands of EKEDC staff, they still get electricity bills and are forced to pay for electricity they have no access to. They called on the management of the company, to find a lasting solution to the nagging issue.