#BounceExclusive: 'Our Businesses Are Dying', Lagos Residents Cry Out
Jumoke is a cold room operator in Coker Estate, Shasha area of Lagos. She sells frozen fish, turkey and chicken in kilograms.
She is one of the victims of poor electricity supply experienced in the estate and her business is currently being threatened by the power situation.
Jumoke presently spends more than her daily profit powering her generator overnight to preserve her goods.
Eno is the owner of a barbing salon in the estate. He takes his business seriously, and his customers respect his policy of pay before service. But he spends an average of 2,000 Naira every day on fuel to power his generator.
This is a lot more than he used to spend when the power situation in the estate was a bit better.
He says he never spent more than 1,000 Naira daily before the power situation degenerated.
Coker Estate with over 200 buildings mainly for residential and commercial purposes, has been experiencing very poor power supply for some time now.
The residents of the estate under the aegis of Coker Estate Landlords and Residents Association (CELRA) have now decided to take their grievances to the Ikeja Electric firm.
Chairman of the association, Harry Iwuala who spoke to Bounce News said that the association decided to inform the power firm of the terrible power supply to the estate.
Iwaula said, "Following the very poor supply of electric power to the Estate in the past three to four months, I have been advised that we organise a protest meeting with the IKDC District Manager.
"Residents and business owners are being frustrated out of the estate because of poor power supply. Businesses are on the verge of collapse.
"A friend that runs a table water business in the estate just shut down the business as he could not cope with the power situation.
"We can't continue like this,'' he lamented to Bounce News.
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