The Otu-Ori-Erere association, a group comprising traders and businessmen that have their shops and offices located at the First Bank of Nigeria Plc to St. John Anglican Cathedral Church, axis of the Old Lagos/Asaba road have cautioned the authorities of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria on an unpending fire disaster in the area, as some of the buildings in the axis bring out smoke from the top of their roofs whenever there is high voltage.
In addition the association who spoke to Ika Weekly through its chairman, Mr. Anthony Ijeh said that they started experinceing constant electric sparks from high tension poles since last week. "Although, no building shop or office, has been burnt, the damage it is doing is becoming unbearable. The one that happened last week was so serious that someone among us had to call the Delta State Fire Service men who helped control the situation, and these things do not happen during the day but rather at night when everybody has closed from work," he complained.
Mr. Ijeh, who said many of those people doing business in the axis are no longer relaxed because of the ugly and uncontrollable from both the high tension electric poles and building electric sparks and smokes. He therefore used the opportunity to call on PHCN to come and repair the high tension electric wires in the area before it will get out of hand.
In another development, the group commended the acting governor of Delta State and a good son of Ika land, Prince Sam Obi for the good work he is doing to make sure that the plight of users of the Old Lagos/Asaba Road is laid to rest, praying that God will give him the wisdom and strength to do more for Deltans before the period of days he is going to stay in the office elapses.