Deserted Power Installation Gutted By Fire In Ondo


A deserted power installation station located at Okeagbe in Akoko North-West area of Ondo State has been razed by fire.

It was learnt that the facility, which houses huge electrical cables, power feeder, sockets, transformers amongst other electrical gadgets, went up in flames on Monday evening.

It was gathered that the power installation was initially planned to feed some communities in Ondo State and boundary towns of Ekiti and Kogi states.

Many residents told our correspondent on Tuesday 28th January, 2020 that the facility had been abandoned for over four years.

One of the residents disclosed that the power installation was being monitored by the Federal Ministry of Power before it was abandoned.

He described the inferno as a disaster, noting that government had been beckoned upon on several times to save the situation.

He said, “The fire incident is very disheartening. We woke up to see fire everywhere in the facility on Monday 28th January, with all the equipment razed.

The Government abandoned the facility at the mercy of the people in the community.


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