Youths under the aegis of Ondo South Advancement and Welfare Consultative Association (OSAWA) has suspended their plan to shut the Lagos/Ore-Benin Expressway to protest 10-year power outage today.
OSAWA’s President Oluwajuwon Ade-Aworetan addressing reporters in Akure, Ondo State capital, said the group called off the protest due to intervention of security agencies and representatives of the government.
According to the president, the security chiefs cited the volatile security condition of the Ore/Omotosho/Akinfosile road, which has recorded several robbery cases.
Ade-Aworetan said the government informed the group about the recent move by governments, Niger Delta Power Holding Company and NDDC to restore electricity to the district.
He said they were satisfied with steps taken by the state on the challenges facing the people.
“The government further told us that it has reached an agreement with BEDC during its official meeting to restore power to the district.”