Ilorin - Electricity consumers in Ilorin have expressed divergent views over the performance of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) in electricity distribution and supply.
The consumers made their views known when they spoke in Ilorin on Monday.
While some residents in the suburbs expressed satisfaction with the level of power supply received in past months, others described the supply as epileptic.
The residents of Opo-Malu, Offa Road, Irewolede and IGS said they enjoy improved power supply, especially those in Irewolede who claimed they now enjoy between 20 to 23 hours of electricity per day.
Also residents of Opo-Malu said they now enjoy electricity for about 13 hours daily which was 54 per cent against the average of five to six hours in the past which also translated to 24 per cent.
Residents and shop owners in these areas revealed that they no longer spend as much on fuel as they do in the past months.
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A shop owner in Irewolede Estate, Risikat Salako, said that she now get at least 83 per cent of supply which she said was about 20-hour of electricity a day.
Salako said that she no longer had to worry about her goods which were mostly perishable because the power was stable to keep them fresh.
"Since I moved to Irewolede in February, my generator has hardly been switch on, but when I was at Taiwo Road, the generator was over used and consumed lots of fuel,” Salako said.
Ibrahim Ajide, a barber at Opo-Malu Area, also said that with the regular supply, he now spent less on fuel and used the money he could have spent on fuel for other worthwhile ventures.