Ondo state Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has promised to use every administrative process to bring out the southern part of the state out of the darkness it has embattled for a decade.
He made the promise while addressing stakeholders at a town hall meeting of the communities on ways forward on the issue.
It will be recalled the people of the affected communities Okitipupa, Irele, Ilaje and Ese-Odo, which formed councils had threatened to boycott the election if its ten years of blackout was left unattended.
Gov. Akeredolu said that he was worried over the 10-year darkness and the untold hardship being witnessed by the southern communities of the state.
“Any government that fails to keep its electoral promises is not a serious government but the issue of electricity most times cannot be a sole effort.
“I can not but thank the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who is seriously playing a pivotal role in this restoration process.
“I appeal to you all to be patient and we promise to work in terndem with the Federal Government to restore your electricity,” Akeredolu said.
Earlier, Mr Ifeoluwa Akindele, the Managing Director, Niger-Delta Power Holdings PLC expressed displeasure over the power outage in the communities.
Akindele, who is also an Okitipupa indigene, assured the communities of the Federal Government’s attention by restoring their electricity.
“I am assuring you that these communities have got the attention of the Federal Government and the electricity will be restored in due course,” Akindele said.