Estate imposes N1m levy on residents, disconnects defaulters’ power supply

Reports have it that residents of Williams Onoh Street in Chevy View Estate, Lekki, Lagos State, have protested against the N1m levy imposed on each house for a drainage and canal channeling project.

Estate imposes N1m levy on residents, disconnects defaulters’ power supply

The residents insist that the N1m per house is on the high side, adding that they could not afford it. Things got messy after the management sent letters to residents instructing them to pay the levy or be disconnected from power supply.

The letter read in part;

“We are writing to remind you of the outstanding N1,000,000 (one million naira only) for PPP, which is a compulsory levy for every resident on William Onoh Street, towards the ongoing drainage and canal channeling project.

The rains are here, and we are short of funds; this levy will ensure that the ongoing drainage construction on William Onoh is finished on time. We, therefore, once again, appeal to you to endeavour to make this payment by the close of business on Monday, 14th of May, 2018.

Please note that residents who refused to comply will be disconnected from electrical supply on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.”

However, the Public Relation Officer of EEDC, Godwin Idemudia, has reacted to the development, stating that the management of the estate has no right whatsoever to disconnect its customers in order to achieve their own goal, as it is illegal to disconnect residents with prepaid meters

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