By Nuel Suji, Abuja.
A senator representing Ondo South senatorial district, Yele Omogunwa Tuesday lamented that the South district of the state has been in perpetual darkness since December 2014.
The Senator who made this known said that Electricity Distribution Companies(DISCOs) cut off his senatorial district from power supply for the past eight months.
He said only one local government out of six under his jurisdiction is benefiting from power supply since last year December, disclosing that efforts to plead with the marketing manager of incharge proved abortive.
Yele while speaking with newsmen after debate on” Unfair Trade Practices of Electricity Distribution Companies(DISCOs) at the Senate plenary wondered how people can be forced to pay N200 million Electricity bill they did not even used as the practice with the DISCOs.
He promised to bring a motion to the Senate’s floor to address the matter because he can no longer tolerate a situation the largest Senatorial district in Ondo state will be under perpetual darkness.
It would be recalled that Senate had on Tuesday asked frowned at the continued epileptic power supply across the country, urging National Electricity and Regulatory Council (NERC) to urgently abolish fixed electricity charges being collected from consumers across the country.
Senate also urged NERC to immediately inquire into numerous complaints before it by consumers in line with the provisions of section 74 subsection (1) (b) of the power Sector Reform Act.