Hundreds of youths in Olode Igbomina Community, of Osun State on Saturday trooped out to the Osun-Ondo Highway to protest against poor power supply for many years.

The ancient town of Olode-Igbomina in Ife South Local Government Area of Osun State is a rustic community which alongside Ifetedo,  Ikija, and others constitute major towns in the local government area.

Ife South LGA has its headquarters is Ifetedo & is also made up of many towns and villages like Ikija, Ogudu, Ayesan, Aare, Aaye, Abiri, Aye-Amodo, Kere, Mefoworade, Oke-Owena, Gbengbeleku, Olode, Dagbolu, Daranjo, Gborogboro, Ijimakin, Jaaran, and more.

The protesters, including members of the youth associations in the area, alleged that the State and Federal Government failed to find a lasting solution to the poor economy affecting the community which, according to them, was caused by unavailability of electricity in the area.

As early as 10 am, youths and residents stormed the highway holding placards and chanting war songs.

As a result of the protest, there was a traffic logjam on the highway for hours and it may take the intervention of security agencies to clear the road for stranded travellers.
The protesters said they decided to shut the busy expressway in order to draw the attention of the government and compel it to find a permanent solution to their power problem.

Sources told Broadcast Cable Network that for some years, the community has been in darkness and despite the protest, they had last time, those in charge of the power sector have refused to give them electricity.

As at the time of compiling this story, leaders of the community yet to speak on the issue.



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