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Why Akokos suffering inadequate power supply – Investigation

Jimoh Ahmed, Owo

Indiscriminate felling of trees on electricity cables by timber contractors and those involved in charcoal production has greatly affected the supply of electricity to Akoko area of Ondo State, The Hope finding has revealed.

According to our investigations, the practice is rampant near major roads along Erushu, Ibaram, Ikaram, Akunu and Ikakumo, all in Akoko Northeast and Northwest local government areas.

The development has damaged power lines from Okene which are the major electricity supply route in Akoko land.

The people of the area have described the act as worrisome which has resulted in economic sabotage.

A prominent monarch, the Olubaram of Ibaram, Oba Olusegun Atibioke, who decried the situation, said the ugly development is affecting the supply of electricity in the area.

Oba Atibioke called for the arrest and subsequent prosecution of those responsible for the act which he described as criminal.

 A resident and an indigene of Ikaram-Akoko, Alhaji Yaya Thanni, while lamenting the situation, said this always results in blackout for days while officials of electricity companies are put in unnecessary problems.

 An environmental experts, Mrs Yemisi Adeniyi, condemned the rate at which people are felling trees in the forests without planting replacements.

Mrs Adeniyi stated that this is one of the causes of rainstorms that are now devastating the area noting that desert encroachment is imminent in the area.

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